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Subject: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: TignishFreak on 09/26/04 at 11:20 am

Everyone knows that we all could easily refer to any decade before this one, such as the '90s, the '80s, and so on. It's hard to think of a sufficient name for this decade, however. Some simply say the 2000's, but that's not making this decade unique, because that could mean the years 2000-2999. We all know how to SPELL the name of this decade, the '00s, but how can we say it?? The Aughts, the Zeroes, the Naughts?... What else? Cause in 10 years or so what are the radio dee jays gonna say? "We have the best music of the '90s, __'s, and Today!", plus for those who grew up in the 2000-2009 decade, when referring to it in the future we'll need a good name. Also accompanying it with another word like "Roaring 20s" for the 1920s, would help. We have no help on how to name this decade because in the year 1000, people could barely speak let alone have a name for the 1000-1009 decade, and in "Futurama", I haven't heard anything about 3000-3009.

So!, WHAT'S IT GONNA BE? :o

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Jared on 09/26/04 at 11:41 am

The Double-Oh's
The Zeroes
The Oh-Oh's

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Kyle on 09/26/04 at 8:16 pm

I got a few.


The Twenty-Hundreds.  (just like the 1900s),
The New Millennium
'90s Strike Back (because our decade is a lot similar to the '90s, yo!)
The 100s  ;D


Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: CBH1989er on 09/26/04 at 8:45 pm

I call it the 2K'S thanx to the Y2k scare. Y2K means "why 2000?" so the 2K's would be 2000-2009. This phrase is featured on a movie called "Head of State".

Key:
2000 : 2K
2001 : 2K1
2002 : 2K2
2003 : 2K3
2004 : 2K4 <<<< Today is September 26, 2K4
2005 : 2K5
2006 : 2K6
2007 : 2K7
2008 : 2K8
2009 : 2K9

Kyle, do u really think its still like the 90's??!?!????

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Everlong on 09/27/04 at 1:03 am

How about... the Cheery-0's?

;D

... I am the corny...

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: ElDuderino on 09/27/04 at 11:36 pm

I like the o's(pronounced o as in the letter not the number), myself.

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/28/04 at 1:07 am

The way current events are going, we ought to call it the "uh-ohs"!
:o

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Indy Gent on 09/28/04 at 9:10 am

The Fear Decade  ::)

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Kyle on 10/03/04 at 5:03 pm


Kyle, do u really think its still like the 90's??!?!????


Maybe from 1999 it is.  There are also a few exceptions such as The Beastie Boys and the grunge comeback, but mostly I think we are in a totally new decade.  The '70s for example is our closest resemblance to the 2000's.  (The '70s were just a rip off from the 60s.)

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: MooRocca on 10/03/04 at 10:41 pm

I'm really nice to it, so it lets me call it Fred.  ;)

Seriously, it will be looked back on, historically, as "the turn of the millenium," "the first decade of the 21st century" and "the first decade of the millenium" just as the 00s of the 20th century are referenced with terms such as "turn of the century" or "the first decade of the 20th century."     

If you must have a nickname for it, I like: 
00s (pronounced like oh-ohs)
Naughties
Pre-teens
O-dies (pronounced like oh-deez)
Undies
Zilchies
Nil-at-ease







Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: bbigd04 on 10/03/04 at 11:59 pm

Personally I believe this decade will simply be called the 00's or two-thousands. Now I know that two-thousands technically can refer to the whole century, but I think most people will use it to refer to this first decade of the century. For the 1900s, a lot of people refer to that decade as the nineteen hundreds, so it makes sense that two-thousands will refer to the 00s.

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Daryl on 10/08/04 at 1:57 pm

I call it the decade to forget.... lets really look at it. do we want to remember all this "bad" music.... I should say re-made music shouldn't I. Most of it in my opinion is just so rediculously stoopid... yes with TWO O's!!!!  Just my opinion though so please don't pounce on me.

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Echo Nomad on 05/11/06 at 12:24 am

Although we'll probably just refer to it as the 00's, our descendant's will probably refer to it as the turn of the Century or Millennium. That's really the only term I have heard refered to the first decade of the last century.

Other terms though could be either the "Millennial" or X decade- as in 10th decade or century

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Alan Stern on 12/26/09 at 1:07 am


...I call it "The Turns," for turn of the century. The Turns are followed by the teens and twenties.

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Frank on 12/26/09 at 1:22 am

Our world ( North America) isn't safe anymore after 911,it's in our back yard,  so I'd call it "The insecurity decade", or alternatively, "Security check" decade.

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Brian06 on 12/26/09 at 1:27 am

I usually say "two thousands" if speaking about the decade (ie in the nineties and two thousands...), sure that technically refers to the whole millennium but most people understand if you just say "two thousands" you are referring to the 2000-2009 decade. Oh ohs is also an alternative that sounds stupid but that is what I call this board since we also say "oh one, oh two, etc." for the years of this decade. In the long run the 00s and probably the 10s as well will just be called "early 21st century" or something along those lines.

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: LyricBoy on 12/26/09 at 8:36 am

Given the rise of the Douchebag Phenomenon in the popular media this decade, we could call it the Douchebag Decade, or The Massengil Era.

http://www.htzfm.com/files/htzfm/images/lukas%20rossi.jpghttp://www.nerve.com/CS/blogs/theremoteisland/2008/10/23-End/Pickup%20artist.jpghttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/_un4SKl1mygU/SqiODOiAntI/AAAAAAAACPY/6nlqWLylMfs/s400/vegas.com-douchebag.jpg

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: MrCleveland on 12/26/09 at 9:41 am

The extreme zeros!

Nothing right really happened to me this decade!

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: abe on 12/26/09 at 9:58 pm

It just hit me
we should just call it

THE HUNDREDS

its easy and straightforward, and it makes sense
and it fits in with 80s, 90s

whats after 99? a hundred!

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Maggie LaNoue on 12/31/09 at 7:45 am

This past decade could properly be called the TwentiOs.  There is a facebook fan page for the name, and a logo.  The naming convention will also work in previous and future centuries if you read the info on the page.  Search on Facebook for TwentiOs.

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: JamieMcBain on 12/31/09 at 8:21 am

It should be called the zeros.

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: tomario on 12/31/09 at 8:51 am

can anyone tell me what this site will be called from tomorrow????  ???

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Dagwood on 12/31/09 at 9:09 am


can anyone tell me what this site will be called from tomorrow????  ???


Same name as today

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: 80sfan on 12/31/09 at 5:23 pm

The decade that pop culture died.  ;D

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: TwentyTen on 12/31/09 at 9:48 pm

I think it's been more or less decided it's the Noughties. took long enough to figure out.  ;D

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: KKay on 01/02/10 at 12:06 pm

Y2Krazy.

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: tv on 01/02/10 at 4:38 pm

"The Decade of Excess"

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Samantha on 01/07/10 at 6:34 pm

The name should be Oh Snap! or the Oh Snaps!
Oh Snap is the perfect saying because it could be used in almost any situation, big or small, good or bad. You can say it when your impressed or shocked.
Many things have happened in the decade that you could say OH SNAP! about. For example, Obama becoming president. America was surprised when he won because we have never had an African American president. So the Oh Snaps would be a suitable name for the decade.
Another good name could be the Say Whats! It would also fit in many situations.

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Doc Brown on 02/20/10 at 11:50 am


This past decade could properly be called the TwentiOs.


I'm with Maggie. Her spelling of it doesn't work, but I like the Twenty-0's. I've been using that in conversation for a few years now, unless the subject is something with as much gravitas as 9/11. It would probably catch on nice and quick if we used it like, "Hey, what was that action movie from Twenty-0-Five?" Sound good?

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: amjikloviet on 02/21/10 at 12:38 am

I think it should be called the 20-hundreds don't know it just sounds better to me lol.

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: bchris02 on 02/27/10 at 10:05 pm

I call them the aughts.  I think this should be the universally accepted name for the decade rather than something cutsie like the zippies or the naughties or the double-ohs.  The aughts just works.

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: amjikloviet on 02/28/10 at 3:38 pm



'90s Strike Back (because our decade is a lot similar to the '90s








Off topic but I think so too, mostly early in the decade until '04.

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: tv on 03/01/10 at 5:05 pm


I got a few.


The Twenty-Hundreds.  (just like the 1900s),
The New Millennium
'90s Strike Back (because our decade is a lot similar to the '90s, yo!)
The 100s   ;D



Without getting into a decadeology discussion that sort of strikes a nerve with me when people say the 00's is similar to the 90's.

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: amjikloviet on 03/01/10 at 7:15 pm

So then you should have quoted me as well right.

I said at the beginning there were similarities, I didn't get into decadeology because I wasn't really comparing, and I didn't agree completely with that person.



Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Brian06 on 08/27/10 at 9:59 pm

They play Sirius Pulse at the store I work at and they're officially using the tagline "two thousands and today" on that station. I think it sounds cool!  8)

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Howard on 08/28/10 at 6:40 am

Two-Thousands.

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: JTCool on 08/28/10 at 10:17 am


Two-Thousands.


I thought this is what most people do call it. Decades don't really have specific names, the 90s were called the 90s, the 80s the 80s, because it's short for 1980s and 1990s. I can see that saying the 00s would sound somewhat weird but it just seems like calling it the Two-thousands is the most common choice.

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: DoRitos on 08/28/10 at 12:40 pm


All the 20TH century's decades were something-ties.  We had the twenties, thirties, sixties etc.  The word 'aught' means a quantity of no importance or zero.  I refer to the first decade of the 21st century as the "aughties".  Maybe the next decade should be called the teenies.


Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Emman on 08/28/10 at 2:15 pm



All the 20TH century's decades were something-ties.  We had the twenties, thirties, sixties etc.  The word 'aught' means a quantity of no importance or zero.  I refer to the first decade of the 21st century as the "aughties".  Maybe the next decade should be called the teenies.





We're in "the tens" now, the last decade could be called the noughties, aughts, aughties, or the zeroes.

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Starde on 08/29/10 at 3:27 pm

Whenever I said the "two-thousands", I always meant the 2000-2009 decade. I currently call the 2010-2019 decade the "twenty-tens" or, I guess, "the teens". :-\\

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Howard on 08/29/10 at 5:47 pm


Whenever I said the "two-thousands", I always meant the 2000-2009 decade. I currently call the 2010-2019 decade the "twenty-tens" or, I guess, "the teens". :-\\


I don't know about "The Teens". ???

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/02/10 at 3:36 am

How about we just call it the big piece of sh*t decade!
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Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Howard on 09/02/10 at 6:37 am


How about we just call it the big piece of sh*t decade!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/icon_biggrin.gif



best word to describe it! The S**t decade. O0

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Two Lost Souls on 09/05/10 at 10:02 pm


How about we just call it the big piece of sh*t decade!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/icon_biggrin.gif


That fits perfectly.  Worst decade...ever!

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Howard on 09/06/10 at 6:30 am


That fits perfectly.   Worst decade...ever!


I think I agree with that one.

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Starde on 09/06/10 at 5:00 pm


I don't know about "The Teens". ???


Actually, I don't either, haha!

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Frank on 09/06/10 at 7:10 pm


How about we just call it the big piece of sh*t decade!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/icon_biggrin.gif


;D Looking at things that have happened in my life, I'd say that fits perfectly. I am concerned the next decade (this one) might be worse.

Subject: Re: We Need A Name for the 2000-2009 Decade!

Written By: Howard on 09/07/10 at 6:34 am


;D Looking at things that have happened in my life, I'd say that fits perfectly. I am concerned the next decade (this one) might be worse.


Hey,that could happen.

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