Keeps saying the s is invalid syntax


#1

https://www.codecademy.com/courses/python-beginner-2W5v7/1/4?curriculum_id=4f89dab3d788890003000096
Every time I try to run the code this happens.

File "python", line 4
s:[1:len(new_word)]
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

pyg = 'ay'
new_word=word+first+pyg
original = raw_input('Enter a word:')
s:[1:len(new_word)]
if len(original) > 0 and original.isalpha():
    word=original.lower()
    first=word[0]
    print original
else:
    print 'empty'

#2

what are you trying to do on this line:

s:[1:len(new_word)]

? If you want a slice of a string, you must specify of which string:

print original[1:len(original)]

either way, this code has more problems, this line:

new_word=word+first+pyg

first and word are non existing variable at this point (programs run from top to bottom), so that is going to throw you a new error