Major Edit: I have changed the examples of Etienne Words to make it easier. The previous examples no longer provide any useful information. The underlying theme of Etienne Words is still the same, but the exact procedure for defining them changed slightly to make it easier.
If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it an Etienne Word™. Use the following examples to find the rule:
These are not the only examples of Etienne Words™, more can be found.
No Etienne Words can begin with the letter "Z"
No Etienne Words do begin with the letter "J"
The original name for these words was going to be “Linotype Words.”
if (word_val[counter] <= word_val[len(word_val)-1]): word_val.pop(counter); word_val.pop(len(word)-1)