6-year-old wants new word ‘levidrome’ added to dictionary — but he needs your help

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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.

The Budds contacted Merriam Webster, and the company is on board with the idea --  IF the Budds can make the word popular enough to warrant an entry in the dictionary.

The family posted a "Levidrome" campaign video on YouTube, and it has blown up.

Even William Shatner is involved. He personally contacted Merriam Webster to support the campaign.

Many others on Twitter are also supporting the new word:

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