Will Mari: A Way with Words

Word of the WeekMany of you have probably seen, read, or at least heard about “Will’s Word of the Week” in The Daily. Will Mari, Communication Ph.D. student, has been writing the column for eight years now (for three publications in that time span), featuring a different word each week and explaining its origin, definition, and role in society. He takes on words as simple as ‘please’ to as unique as ‘kerfuffle.’

Mari was recently featured in an article by USA Today College about “how he became a venerable in-house etymologist.” Follow him on Twitter @willthewordguy to find out his latest word breakdown!