Did you ever come up with a new word as a kid? It was a creative time in our lives, and I'm sure among all the babbling that we did, there were a few words that had never been heard before.
What would have been really cool is if that word had a meaning that nothing else could cover, and so people actually started using your word!
Well one little boy is living in the lap of lexicon luxury, with his word which is taking the world by storm!
Levi Budd, age six, came up with the word "levidrome" which refers to a word that has a different meaning when spelled backwards.
For instance, the word 'stop' means to "come to an end," but backwards is 'pots' or a collection of containers.
Levi submitted his new word to the Oxford English Dictionary, but while they liked his word, it needed to be commonly used in the world in order to be accepted into their collection.
So Levi decided he would make that happen.
A social media post made by his family went viral, and now many people (including celebrities) are helping to make history with Levi's new word!
People all over the English-speaking world are using 'levidrome' in common vernacular. Even William Shatner has voiced his support for the cause!
Dearest @OxfordWords I just sent you an email about #Levidromes - a word that when spelled backwards, turns into a different yet valid english word for addition to your dictionary. Please see: https://t.co/5SlvhaMP3U for more info on this new exciting word! ❌⭕️❗️ Bill pic.twitter.com/udcZN7psOG— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) November 8, 2017
In order to spread awareness, one singer made a cool educational video for people to share around the internet!
The word has become an online sensation and with a bit more help, Levi's word can be written into the dictionary and we can all make history!