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# i am getting : Hmm, got back letters I wasn't expecting!... any tips people?

def disemvowel(word): vowels = ("a", "e", "i", "o", "u", "A", "E", "I", "O", "U") for letter in word: if letter not in vowels: word += letter return word

disemvowel.py
```def disemvowel(word):
vowels = ("a", "e", "i", "o", "u", "A", "E", "I", "O", "U")
for letter in word:
if letter not in vowels:
word += letter
return word
```

Hey Greg,

Your thinking is in the right place, but the letters that you're adding to "word" are just getting tacked on to the end of whatever that word already is. For instance, if the word being passed into the function is "hello," you're returning "helloh" also because the return statement is also at the deepest indent level in the loop. So one loop through, you're already returning the string. An efficient way to go about this is just start a new empty string. We also have to move the return outside the loop. Here's some code that will solve:

```def disemvowel(word):
vowels = 'aeiouAEIOU'
new_word = ''
for letter in word:
if letter not in vowels:
new_word += letter # adding letters that aren't vowels to the empty new_word in order
return new_word
```

so that's what it was doing. I kind of thought about making another variable and empty strings on it as I was seeing how this is done so I can get a better understanding of how it works and do it. thank you. it worked

Think about the word variable... It's an arg to your function, and you do some stuff to it, then your function returns it. How has it changed? In other words, where are you removing the vowels from the word variable.