Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What Decade Are We In Again?

It's 2009. It's the *LAST* year in this decade.
Next year, we'll be in the 10's. The last decade was the 90's.
This is the 00's.
Wait, the "Zeros"?


For the past nine years, I have yet to hear a decent term for the current decade.
I used to listen to one of those "mix" stations towards the end of the 90's.
"We play the 70's, 80's, and 90's."
I wondered what they would say when 2000 hit.
Stations across the country took the easy way out: "We play the 80's, 90's, and Today."

Today? Really? Is that the best you could do?

Well, your laziness might have saved you nine years ago, but what are you going to do in 2010? What are any of us going to do?

What are we going to call this ten-year span?

My friend Tym suggest "The Naughties". From "naught" as in 'none'. It probably won't catch on, but it's better than those people who say "The 2000's".

'Cause that's specific...

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