Oxford University Press has declared the word ‘hashtag’ the ‘children’s word of the year.’
After reading more than 120,000 short stories written by children between the ages of 5 and 13, the company discovered that adding a hashtag at the end of a sentance had become common.
In case you are wondering what a hashtag is, it is this little symbol – #
People use hashtags on social media and they make it easy for users to find people talking about the same topic and with the same hashtag.
For example, someone may write a post such as “Just broke my phone…#Fail.” This hashtag would help people find others who have used the same #Fail.
So congratulations ‘hashtag’ you are now the children’s word of the year! #Winner!