Posted on January 22, 2023 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Isn't there a saying that children and drunk people always tell the truth?

We're of a mind to think that such a cliché isn't too far off-base, after reading the results of the Oxford University Press's word survey of British youngsters.

Almost half of those surveyed said that "queen" was the word of the year, followed by over a third choosing "happy" (hm, well, that one is debatable) and, finally, "chaos."

The OUP changed its methodology for how it surveyed children this year.  

It asked 4,000 kids ages six to fourteen to suggest a word; "queen," "happy," "and "chaos" were selected for a shortlist based on those responses, and a thousand more children chose from there.

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