Brexit is on chil­dren’s lips

The West Australian - - NEWS -

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.

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