I have a question about the exercise "Ending Up." Keep in mind that i literally started coding for the first time two days ago. Its not really a big deal but i was wondering about a particular string of code. Thank you in advance for your feedback
pyg = 'ay'
original = raw_input('Enter a word.')
if len(original) > 0 and original.isalpha():
word = original.lower()
first = word
new_word = word + first + pyg
new_word = new_word[1:len(new_word)] <----(Why do we add this specific line of code? What's its function?)