LONDON: Oxford University Press (UOP), one of the world’s leading guardians of the English language, on Thursday revealed the children’s word of the year.
It is not even a word but the hashtag symbol #.
Increasing numbers of children are using the hashtag symbol as an expression of drama or comment, Xinhua news agency reported.
It follows an intensive study of the new and most-used words included in 500-word stories submitted by more than 120,000 five-to-13 year olds in a national writing competition.
The analysis was undertaken by a …read more
Source: New Straits Times