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British Schoolchildren's Word of the Year Is 'Trump'

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By    |   Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017 10:44 PM

The word of the year among British schoolchildren is President Donald Trump's last name, according to a radio contest on the island nation.

Financial Times reports the annual "500 Words" competition put on by BBC Radio found that mentions of Trump in submitted stories increased 800 percent from 2016.

Further, there were more than 100 mentions of variations of Trump's name, from Trumpelstiltskin to Donald Trout.

Overall, more than 131,000 stories of 500 words or less were submitted from children aged 5 to 13. Oxford University Press looked at each one and charted the children's use of the English language. This year's competition began the week Trump took office.

Last year's word of the year was "refugees," while the 2015 winner was "hashtag#."

The Oxford Dictionaries 2016 Word of the Year, meanwhile, was the adjective "post-truth." That term was defined as "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief."

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