6-year-old Levi Budd has always been fascinated by words.
One day, his family drove past a Stop sign and Levi noticed that “stop” spells an entirely different word backwards: “pots.”
He asked his parents if there was a word for that. After some research, they found out there is not.
Now, the Budd family is trying to get a new word put in Merriam Webster Dictionary: “Levidrome.”
Levidromes would be similar to palindromes—but instead of a word that spells the same word backwards—Levidromes would be a word that spells a different, yet valid, word backwards.
For example, stop is pots, desserts is stressed, and tip is pit.
Oxford Dictionary’s response: