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Levidrome hits the New York Times

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New York Times Article

In the Sunday's New York Times (July 29, 2018, printed edition), an article was published by Nathan Mattise titled "How New Words Get Into the Dictionary". Mattise corresponded with Jane Solomon, a lexicographer at Dictionary.com. Mattise focussed on three words in his article - dabbing, grown and levidrome. Here is the write-up on levidrome.

levidrome (noun) - A word that, when spelled backward, forms another word. This word was coined last year by Levi Budd, a 6-year-old who lives in Vancouver, Canada. It applies to words like "pots" ("stop" in reverse) and rats ("star"). (You may have heard of a palindrome, a word that reads the same both ways, like "racecar.") "Levidrome" isn't in the dictionary yet - it's only under consideration - but Solomon thinks there will be enough support to add it. "A word when backwards that spells another word feels kind of magical" she says. "I can see it taking off."