The US president’s name, in more than 100 punning guises, was widely used by very young writers in entries to BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words story contest

“Trump”, a word that has inspired sniggers in generations of British children, has provided inspiration for more than fart jokes in a nationwide children’s story writing competition. The beleaguered US president Donald Trump’s name emerged as the chief inspiration for stories of monsters, aliens and dodgy politicians written by children entering BBC Radio 2’s annual 500 Words award.

An analysis of entries for the competition, which was launched the week the new incumbent of the White House took office, found that mention of his name had increased by more than 800% compared with 2016. The young authors, aged five to 13, dreamed up more than 100 Trump-related words, from Trumplestiltskin to Boggle Trump.

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Boggle Trump to Trumplestiltskin: Donald inspires new children's slang © Guardian News & Media Ltd


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