Of the world’s favorite words, Mother is at the top of the list:

More than 40,000 people in 102 countries were polled by the British Council to mark its 70th anniversary.

Mother, passion, smile, love and eternity were the top five choices – but father did not even make it into the list of 70 words.

But some unusual choices did make the list, such as peekaboo, flabbergasted, hen night and oi.

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