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

His title isn’t out of the headlines, and “Trump” now appears to have taken over the playground too – as it’s named youngsters’s “phrase of the 12 months”.

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

The US president’s title got here up greater than another – suggesting he has fired British youngsters’s imaginations.

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

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

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

The brief 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 house journey contains 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 turn out to be extra generally utilized by youngsters, in keeping with the evaluation, with tales working in references to faux information and the Brexit debate.

Social media networks reminiscent of Snapchat and Instagram are additionally regularly talked about.

One other broadly 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 up to now, no indicators of “bigly.”