A report by Oxford University Press (OUP) has revealed the top ten words used in a national short story competition. Among the top ten words used in Sussex were highwayman, cyber, gerbil, ale and flipper which topped the most commonly-used words.
The special OUP report followed its analysis of the 134, 790 short stories which were submitted to The 2018 BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show’s 500 Words competition. Nationally words which carried a topical theme including plastic, classified, Brexit, Slime, and unicorns headed the list.
The popular BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show, is hosted by broadcast legend Chris Evans who took over from long-term presenter Sir Terry Wogan when he ended his stint as anchor in 2009. In September this year, Chris Evans announced that he would be leaving the network and that the show would end next month.
For more information about The 2018 BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show’s 500 Words competition and to listen to some of the show’s highlights, visit: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00rfvk1