Fact Check: Homework Spelled Backwards ('Krowemoh') Does NOT Translate To 'Child Abuse' In Latin

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  • by: Alexis Tereszcuk
Fact Check: Homework Spelled Backwards ('Krowemoh') Does NOT Translate To 'Child Abuse' In Latin NOT A WORD

Does "homework" spelled backwards translate to "child abuse" in Latin? No, that's not true. There is no such word as "krowemoh" in Latin; it is a nonsensical word. According to Google translate, the words "child abuse" in Latin are "puer abusus," not "krowemoh."

The claim appeared as a meme (archived here) published on Instagram on February 27, 2021. It opened:

So basically "homework" spelled backwards is "krowemoh" which in Latin translates to "child abuse."

Social media users saw this:

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The "krowemoh" meme has been on the internet since at least 2013. The cropped photo posted on Instagram does not show the original date of the post, which was March 17, 2013. A Reddit thread posted the meme in 2021, with commenters claiming "krowemoh" is a Polish word, which it is not.

The word "krowemoh" does not exist in the Latin Dictionary.

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This is an urban legend and the Urban Dictionary makes a joke about the word, insinuating children call homework child abuse, not that it is a real translation.

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In Latin, this claim would be rated: "Non verum est."

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  Alexis Tereszcuk

Alexis Tereszcuk is a writer and fact checker at Lead Stories and an award-winning journalist who spent over a decade breaking hard news and celebrity scoop with RadarOnline and Us Weekly.

As the Entertainment Editor, she investigated Hollywood stories and conducted interviews with A-list celebrities and reality stars.  

Alexis’ crime reporting earned her spots as a contributor on the Nancy Grace show, CNN, Fox News and Entertainment Tonight, among others.

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