I get the error
Oops, try again. It looks like new_word contains "pythonpay" instead of "ythonpay"!
new_word = word + first + pyg
is in the wrong order
pyg = 'ay' original = raw_input('Enter a word:') if len(original) > 0 and original.isalpha(): word = original.lower() first = word original[0:0] new_word = word + first + pyg print original else: print 'empty'