Levidrome - Birthday Number 6

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Levidrome Birthday 6

Six years already, and levidrome is still going strong.

It has been 6 years since the video was published to promote the levidrome cause.

The cool part is Levi was 6 years old when he and his dad published the video. This year marks an important anniversary or birthday because the levidrome cause has been going on for more than half of his life.

We definitely recognize the word levidrome. To get the popular dictionaries to recognize and adopt the word as well apparently doesn't happen overnight.

We are still promoting the word and writing a couple of articles this year.

The noteworthy event in 2023 was international recognition and adoption with the "Operation Levidrome" campaign against drugs in the UK.

Six year and no signs of stopping.

Levidrome, we've got this.

Operation Levidrome - But Not What You Think

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Staffordshire Police

Operation Levidrome has appeared twice already on Reddit's Photoshop Battles, in 2018 as well as in 2021.

These Operation Levidrome were contests or challenges in the photoshopbattle community where users created a photo using a pair of levidromes.

The submissions to these Operations were quite entertaining.

However, a new Operation Levidrome has appeared on the internet.

Staffordshire Police in the United Kingdom have also started an Operation Levidrome. This operation is not what you would traditionally expect.

The aim of Staffordshire's Operation Levidrome is to disrupt the production and supply of cannabis in their communities across the country.

Cannabis is also known a marijuana. On the streets, it also goes by a number of other names including Weed, Pot, Reefer, Grass, Dope, Ganja, Mary Jane, and Hash.

In case you haven't spotted it yet, the Operation Levidrome campaign is as simple as stop pots.

We would like to thank the Staffordshire Police not only in their efforts to put a stop to pot, but also for acknowledging the word Levidrome.

This acknowledgement not only is recognized in the Staffordshire Police community, but also by the community of Staffordshire as noted by Operation Levidrome being mentioned by various news agencies in the UK.

Way to go Staffordshire Police. Keeping levidrome alive. Also, don't do drugs.

Levidrome - Not Semordnilap

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Levidrome Alternates

Levidrome vs Semordnilap

Some people say a word already exists to fit the definition of a word with a new definition when the spelling is reversed.

And that word is Semordnilap.

I am not a linguist but rather a systems specialist, so I am a very logical type of person.

Let's look at this logically.

Semordnilap is the spelling of palindromes backwards. I would have to ask, why semordnilap? Why not emordnilap? After all, emordnilap is palindrome spelled backwards.

However, if it is emordnilap, then how do you handle one of the word families, palindromes plural? Would it be emordnilaps? But then that would be spalindrome in reverse, which makes no sense at all.

Ditto for the proposed semordnilap. What would be the plural for that? Semordnilaps? Again spalindromes backwards.

I think you get my meaning. The reversal of palindrome or palindromes is cute, but doesn't make sense to the rest of the word families.

And which one to choose? Semordnilip or Emordnilap?

There are entire word families which would need to be considered when a new word is introduced.

The word families for palindrome are:

  1. palindrome
  2. palindromes
  3. palindrome's
  4. palindromist
  5. palindromists
  6. palindromist's
  7. palindromic
  8. palindromical
  9. palindromically

In our previous article, we mentioned that semordnilap has been around since at least 1961. That is over 60 years. However, it has not sat well with linguists or the dictionaries. If it had, there would be more support for the word and it would already be accepted.

Palindrome is established. It is a well known word and a recognized dictionary definition.

Sure, if you reverse palindromes, you get semordnilap. If we reverse sentences, we get secnetnes. Again, pretty cool, so I would propose if we have a sentence spelled backwards, it should be Secnetnes? Of course not!

If we reverse Word, it becomes drow. Absolutely silly!

Every levidrome is a palindrome, but not every palindrome is a levidrome.

Since a levidrome is a special type of palindrome, it should have part of the word palindrome in it. A palindrome by defintion has the same spelling when reversed, so reversing the word itself provides no additional meaning.

The word should include either palin or drome.

Levi Budd suggested the word levidrome which had the drome part of palindrome.

He could have easily suggested Buddidrome. Other options would have included Palibudd.

Levidrome has a unique ring to it. A lot better than palindrome spelled backwards.

Let's make this happen people. Levidrome.

A Palindrome Song

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Palendromium Video

Even though we focus primarily on levidromes we introduced palindromes back in 2020. So every so often you will find articles about palindromes.

We stumbled upon a really neat twist on the palindrome in the form of a video.

John Bonney created a really interesting and unique palindrome song called Palendromium just over 10 years ago.

The song and lyrics were creatively composed to sound the same forwards and backwards.

Also, if you read the first letter of each line of the lyrics, it spells out the song's title, then again in reverse.

We have never come across something like this....really cool!

Here is the video.

Pretty amazing John. Well played.

Welcome to 2023 - Things that are Changing

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Levidrome List

Year 2023 is starting, and the Levidrome List website is still going strong supporting the levidrome cause.

When this site first started in 2017 there were many articles and publications we were able to reference. At the beginning we had published a couple of articles per month.

This is year 7 for this site. The quest of recognizing the word levidrome will be still be ongoing (albeit fewer articles per year). However, things change.

The internet changes.

We have been keeping up with the changes when they occur.

Periodically, we go through our website and look for broken links (links going to stale or non-existent pages), or redirects (page may still exist, but at a different location). These are routine tasks for many web developers (or at least should be).

We had published 88 articles about Levidromes (89 including this article). Many articles make reference to external sites where a publication originally showed up on the intertubes.

Most of these sites still exist.

Some require minor tweaks, changing from http to https for example.

Other are not so minor.

For example, levidrome showed up in the Oxford webpages twice in their blogs at the previous locations of https://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2017/11/24/weekly-word-watch-levidrome-oumuamua-weaselflood/ and https://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2018/04/05/super-bowl-superb-owl-wordplay-name/. However, if you try to go to those links today, you get redirectd to https://languages.oup.com. No blog anymore. https://oxforddictionaries.com went through a bit of a re-org and it became oup.com, which stands for Oxford University Press.

There is also https://public.oed.com, which stands for Oxford English Dictionary. There is a blog there, but it appears to be either a new blog with no older articles, or a completely different blog.

So even though levidrome had appeared on the original oxforddictionaries.com blog, you almost have to take our word for it now because the original publication is gone.

Maybe I am looking at these new sites too early and they still need to update their information from the old site.

But, perhaps the re-org is good. A fresh start for Oxford dictionaries.

2023 could be a fresh start for levidrome too, bring in the new year with hope that this is the year it will be recognized by the dictionaries.

Oxford made some changes...perhaps to make room for the word levidrome?

Levidrome, we've got this.