this error message appears
Oops, try again. It looks like new_word contains "" instead of "gay"!
pyg = 'ay'
original = raw_input('Enter a word:')
word = original.lower()
if len(original) > 0 and original.isalpha():
first = word
new_word = word + first + pyg
new_word = new_word[1:len(first)]