Brexit is on children’s lips
Even for Britain’s young, there’s no escape . . . Brexit has been named children’s word of the year. Stories entered for the 500 Words competition, for those aged five to 13, were filled with references.
Among nearly 113,000 entries were titles such as The Cat Who Solved Brexit, Aliens In Brexit and A Unicorn Called Brexit.
Brexit was used 418 times, up from 89 last year, the Oxford University Press said. “What is an extremely complex issue for some of the finest political minds has inspired children’s creativity,” OUP director of publishing operations Helen Freeman said. The research also found a fascination with sloths and veganism.