Pineapple is kids’ most popular word

Pineapple is the most popular word among children in Hampshire. File picture: NTGala4
Pineapple is the most popular word among children in Hampshire. File picture: NTGala4
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PINEAPPLE is the most popular word among youngsters in Hampshire according to a report published today by the Oxford University Press.

OUP studied the 120,421 entries for the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show’s 500 Words short story competition, where children under the age of 13 submitted their own original stories.

Their findings revealed that the top 10 key words in Hampshire were pineapple, lollipop, sharpener, scarecrow, fairground, gadget, tusks, vertices, printer, saints.

‘Hashtag’ was named as overall ‘children’s word of the year’. Winners of the competition will be announced on-air on Friday, May 29.