Oxford Dictionaries says Victoria boy’s new word ‘levidrome’ is being considered for next year

Oxford Dictionaries says Victoria boy's new word 'levidrome' is being considered for next year

WATCH: Oxford Dictionaries’ video about potentially adding levidrome, a word created by six-year-old Levi Budd of Victoria. Courtesy twitter/Oxford Dictionairies

A Victoria’s boy’s campaign for a brand new word got another boost Thursday morning from Oxford Dictionaries.

A representative from the organization talked about what it would take to accept the word “levidrome,” which is the creation of Levi Budd of Victoria.

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Rebecca, the editor on the video, said the word was brought to Oxford Dictionaries’ attention a couple of weeks ago by Levi’s dad, Lucky, and actor William Shatner.

She said they would never sleep if they added all the submissions of new words they receive but because lots of people know and understand the meaning of levidrome, the word it is well on its way to being added to the dictionary.

Levidrome is defined as a word that becomes a different valid word spelt backwards.

Budd’s new word is on Oxford Dictionaries’ list of words they are keeping an eye on over the next year.



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