Word up! "w" instead of "l" – error message


#1

I get the error "oops try again, it looks like first is "w" instead of "l"

pyg = 'ay'

original = raw_input('Enter a word:')

if len(original) > 0 and original.isalpha():
    word = original.lower()
    first = "word"[0]
    print word
    print original
else:
    print 'empty'

i just put the two prints in there to test the results and it does my words – one with upper case, one without.


Word up!did you create a variable"word"-error message.how do i resolve this?
#2

this line:

first = "word"[0]

you want to the first letter of your word variable, not of the string word. remove the quotation marks (")


#3

Is this supposed to be changing my word into lower case and then printing?


#4

yea, you did that. That is all fine, but you also need the first letter of word (the variable) for a later exercise.