Six-Year-Old Comes Up With A Clever New Word And Wants It Added To Dictionaries

Think back to when you were six. What were you up to back then? Just settling into school, worrying about which super power you'd have if you could only choose one, playing with Lego and eating Turkey Twizzlers before Jamie Oliver got them outlawed? All usual kids' stuff.

Well, be prepared to feel inferior, because this little LAD hasn't been wasting his days wondering which Power Ranger he'd be. He's come up with a brand new word and it's on its way into dictionaries, according to the Star.

Levi Budd from Victoria, Canada, noticed that the words 'stop' spells 'pots' backwards and asked his parents what the name for this was - when one word spelled in reverse order forms another word - only for them to inform him that there is no term for it.

Levi wasn't happy with that, so coined the word 'levidrome' - similar to 'palindrome', which is a word or phrase that is spelt the same forward as backward, like 'madam', 'race car' or 'taco cat'.


Levi's dad Lucky Budd (absolutely the best name ever) is an author, so that might help to explain why little Levi is so interested words. He suggested that they attempt to get into the dictionary and the pair have since been told that all they need to do is make sure the word is popular - by, for example, getting it mentioned in articles like this.

Or getting William bloody Shatner to tweet about it:

Following on from the social media attention the word has received, Oxford Dictionary has responded to say it's 'well on its way' into the dictionary. How amazing is that?

Lucky told the Star: "Most days when we go to school, Levi walks by a crosswalk and the principal of the school stands there with a stop sign welcoming the kids.

"She always says to him, 'You got any good levidromes for me today?'

"The other day he said, 'Yeah, I got stressed and desserts. And drawer and reward."

What a smart (that's a levidrome, by the way) kid.

Source: The Star

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Lucky Budd

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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