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Donald Trump is now a part of the playground zeitgeist, says a examine of youngsters’s writing

His identify is rarely out of the headlines, and “Trump” now appears to have taken over the playground too – as it’s named kids’s “phrase of the 12 months”.

The Oxford College Press analysed greater than 130,000 kids’s tales submitted for BBC Radio 2’s annual story-writing competition 500 Words.

The US president’s identify got here up greater than some other – suggesting he has fired British kids’s imaginations.

Different political phrases talked about in tales had been “pretend information” and “Brexit”.

The ultimate of 500 Phrases is being offered by Chris Evans from the Tower of London on Friday, when the general winners will likely be revealed within the classes for writers aged 5 to 9 and people aged 10 to 13.

The younger writers have actually been inventive with their use of President Trump of their tales. Though some embrace him as a daily protagonist of their tales, many others have simply used his identify to create a variety of various characters – similar to Boggle Trump, Snozzle Trump, Trumplestilskin and Trumpyness.

The quick tales, written by five- to 13-year-olds, additionally show a satirical ear for President Trump’s personal use language.

A Trump-related story of area journey consists of the boast: “I’m going to make the Moon nice once more!”

Maybe reflecting the wave of elections and votes, the phrase “politics” has itself grow to be extra generally utilized by kids, in accordance with the evaluation, with tales working in references to pretend information and the Brexit debate.

Social media networks similar to Snapchat and Instagram are additionally continuously talked about.

One other extensively used time period was “tremendous”, whether or not it was characters who had been “super-excited” or “super-happy” or many variants of “superhero”.

The language of old school superheroes additionally appears to have survived.

Within the custom of Batman, there are nonetheless sounds of “ka-pow!” and “arrrghhh!” However to this point, no indicators of “bigly.”