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Why “Krowemoh” Does Not Mean “Child Abuse” in Latin

by Lily Morgen
Published: Last Updated on 829 views 7 minutes read

There is a claim that the word “homework” spelled backwards “krowemoh” translates to “child abuse” in Latin spread on social media across Twitter, Reddit, TikTok, and more.

However, the claim is false, possibly someone’s attempt to compare homework to a type of child abuse, and in fact, there is no “krowemoh” word in Latin.

Krowemoh Origin

The earliest seeing Krowemoh was from a tweet on March 18, 2013 as follows.

Then in Jan 2021, the Google answer to “what is homework backwards” featured the above tweet, which made people believe “homework” spelled backwards “krowemoh” was the meaning of “child abuse” in Latin.

Then many places on social media pop up this claim.  You can see below:


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Why Krowemoh Does Not Mean Child Abuse in Latin

We’ll give you 4 trustful sources to prove “krowemoh” doesn’t mean “child abuse” in Latin. 

1. Google Translate Doesn’t Show “Krowemoh” as a Latin language

Krowemoh Google Translate

We set “krowemoh” as a Latin language in Google Translate, but there is no translation to English, which means “krowemoh” is not a Latin word.

2. Latin Language Doesn’t Have the Letter “W”

The Latin alphabet consists of 23 letters: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, V, X, Y, and Z, doesn’t include letters: J, U, and W.

So, any word containing the letter “W” would not be a Latin word. Therefore, “krowemoh” can’t be a Latin word.

3. Google Answers “what is homework backwards” Have Changed 

Google Answer - what is homework backwards

As more correct answers from various websites are available, plus algorithm updates, Google now knows the answer to the query “what is homework backwards” –  “krowemoh” has no relationship to “child abuse” in Latin. You can see top search results that all say “No” when you open them.

4. Urban Dictionary Says 

Urban Dictionary Krowemoh

Urban Dictionary SaysIt is “Homework” spelled backward. At the beginning of 2021, a rumor circulated that it translated to “Child abuse” in Latin.

Final Thought

“Krowemoh” isn’t a Latin word, just the word “homework” spelled reversed, not to mention that it is Latin for the meaning of “child abuse”.  “Krowemoh” is simply a joke of the word and kids having lots of homework assignments. 

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