Jeopardy has a response to a Canadian star power tweet calling on the show to use a Victoria boy’s invented word for one of its game categories.
Where’s Trebek? He's trying to figure out how a 6-year-old might get a word in the dictionary before him!— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 27, 2018
William Shatner tweeted at the game show Sunday, suggesting it change its “Forwards & Backwards” category, that appeared most recently on its Nov. 20 show, to the Victoria-born word “levidromes.”
Six-year-old Levi Budd, a St. Michaels University School second-grader, made a bid to add levidrome to the dictionary after learning all about palindromes and discovering there was no readily used word for a word that spells another valid word backward – such as stop and pots.
He decided to create a new word featuring his name, and try to get it in the dictionary.
Shatner tweeted to Jeopardy again Tuesday, asking, “Have we heard from @Jeopardy about this? Where’s Trebek?”
Less than five hours later, Jeopardy responded.
”Where’s Trebek? He’s trying to figure out how a 6-year-old might get a word in the dictionary before him!”
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