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


lysdexia (uncountable)

  1. (humorous) Dyslexia; proneness to metathesis in reading, writing, or speech due to (real or imagined) dyslexia.


  • 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?’”

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