Levidrome gains momentum thanks to urban dictionary listing

Victoria boy looks to add it to the English language

Levidrome made one dictionary just days after Levi Budd, 6, went public with his appeal to have his word included.

Levidrome is now officially in the urban dictionary thanks to the user Hanashiaite who sent the link to the Oak Bay News once it was approved.

“Many recently added words have been on urban dictionary for ages,” Hanashiaite wrote. “Froyo just got added to Meriam Webster in September, but has been on UD since 2005. The process of submission is literally just a form, so it’s not terribly complicated.”

Levidrome is a word that means something else when spelled backwards, such as stressed and desserts, or stop and pots. It’s a word Levi created, once he discovered there was no word to describe the language phenomenon.

“This is a really great start,” said dad Lucky Budd of the urban dictionary inclusion. The Victoria family created a video to prove people are checking out the word. It captured more than 4,000 hits in the past two days, spreading the language conversation.

“It’s created momentum,” Budd said. “People are talking about palindromes and levidromes.”

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