Ralph Keyes

Ralph Keyes is the author of 16 books, including The Quote Verifier, Euphemania, and “Nice Guys Finish Seventh.”

Pause Fillers

Um, like, y’know, sort of, if you catch my drift

by Ralph Keyes | Thursday, July 06, 2017

Conjoined Terms

Sometimes your lingo needs a little mojo

by Ralph Keyes | Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Inscriber’s Block

Just because you can write a book doesn’t mean you can sign one

by Ralph Keyes | Monday, February 29, 2016

Superlatalk

The history of the most awesome language ever

by Ralph Keyes | Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Family Language

The words that make a house a home

by Ralph Keyes | Friday, July 22, 2016

Complete List of Back Talk Winners

by Ralph Keyes | Monday, June 06, 2016

Yield Right Away

by Ralph Keyes | Monday, June 06, 2016

Sharpening Old Saws

by Ralph Keyes | Monday, February 29, 2016

Cellspeak

by Ralph Keyes | Monday, December 07, 2015

Uppers and Downers

A conversation about words

by Ralph Keyes | Monday, September 07, 2015

Things Not Quite Said

A conversation about words

by Ralph Keyes | Monday, June 09, 2014

Coming Up Trumps

A conversation about words

by Ralph Keyes | Monday, June 08, 2015

Is There a Word for That?

We have long invented language to fill gaps in our vocabulary, but not all coinages are created equal

by Ralph Keyes | Thursday, September 05, 2013

Lingua Americana

A conversation about words

by Ralph Keyes | Friday, December 06, 2013

E Pluribus Unum

A conversation about words

by Ralph Keyes | Monday, September 15, 2014

-Ize on the Prize

by Ralph Keyes | Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Of Two Minds

by Ralph Keyes | Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Pardon My French

A conversation about words

by Ralph Keyes | Tuesday, March 11, 2014