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Humorous formation from dyslexia by metathesis as if due to dyslexia.


lysdexia (uncountable)

  1. (humorously) Dyslexia.
  2. (informal) Being prone to metathesis in reading, writing, or speech due to (real or imagined) dyslexia.

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  • 1990, Sharon Arthur Moore et al., Dyslexia, what's lysdexia? [title] in Reading Teacher 43
  • 1995, Jerrold S Maxmen, Essential Psychopathology and Its Treatment [1]
    More complex problems such as dyslexia (or as one child once said, lysdexia) may merit a variety of special interventions.
  • 2003, Willow Polson, The Veil's Edge [2]
    Priase to Hodwy, Dog of Lysdexia.
  • 2005, Stefan Koski, Miscellaneous Philosophy [3]
    “My apologies. My lysdexia must be kicking in again. What I meant to say was, ‘Who beath thou?’”