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Subject: 2020s: My first decade with a proper name since the 90s

Written By: 80sfan on 08/26/14 at 8:11 pm

The 2020s will be the first decade that I will live through that has a proper name.

That is all!  :D :D :D

Subject: Re: 2020s: My first decade with a proper name since the 90s

Written By: Mat1991 on 08/26/14 at 11:54 pm


The 2020s will be the first decade that I will live through that has a proper name.

That is all!  :D :D :D


"The New Twenties"  :)

Subject: Re: 2020s: My first decade with a proper name since the 90s

Written By: 80sfan on 08/26/14 at 11:58 pm


"The New Twenties"  :)


I like the name Mat!  8)

Subject: Re: 2020s: My first decade with a proper name since the 90s

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 08/27/14 at 1:57 am

Haven't you lived through the 90s? I was also quite young then, but I knew that it were the 90s at least by 93/94.

Subject: Re: 2020s: My first decade with a proper name since the 90s

Written By: 80sfan on 08/27/14 at 1:59 am


Haven't you lived through the 90s? I was also quite young then, but I knew that it were the 90s at least by 93/94.


1991 and 1992 was blurry, but 1993 to 1999 was crystal clear! Don't remember anything from 1990 though.

Subject: Re: 2020s: My first decade with a proper name since the 90s

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/27/14 at 5:31 am

Well we know that the music in every new decade is always bland and disinteresting compared to the previous decade.

How about "The Boring Twenties" ? ???

Subject: Re: 2020s: My first decade with a proper name since the 90s

Written By: Howard on 08/27/14 at 7:33 am


Haven't you lived through the 90s? I was also quite young then, but I knew that it were the 90s at least by 93/94.


I lived through the 90's.

Subject: Re: 2020s: My first decade with a proper name since the 90s

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 08/27/14 at 11:29 am


1991 and 1992 was blurry, but 1993 to 1999 was crystal clear! Don't remember anything from 1990 though.


Yeah, if you're talking about really living through a decade with a proper name, then it would be the 2020s for me aswell. I don't remember the point when the 80s ended and the 90s started for example. I don't even think that I knew that we were in the 90s until like 1992.

Subject: Re: 2020s: My first decade with a proper name since the 90s

Written By: 80sfan on 08/27/14 at 12:08 pm


Well we know that the music in every new decade is always bland and disinteresting compared to the previous decade.

How about "The Boring Twenties" ? ???


Maybe!  :P

Subject: Re: 2020s: My first decade with a proper name since the 90s

Written By: Howard on 08/27/14 at 1:51 pm

What do you mean "proper name"? Are you changing it? ???

Subject: Re: 2020s: My first decade with a proper name since the 90s

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 08/27/14 at 9:25 pm

When did the concept of decades as cultural/historical reference points begin? I know as early as the 1920s, the 1890s were already being nostalgically referred to as the "Gay Nineties" (note the term predates homosexual connotations). In fact there were 1890s themed radio shows and cafes in the 1930s.

Idk if this is really related but it reminded me of something. I remember watching Rosemary's Baby (1968) and one of the main characters said something about "back in the '90s" which sounded weird because he was obviously talking about the 1890s. It got me wondering...if someone said "the '90s" in 1968 would people have been more likely to assume you were talking about the 1890s or the future 1990s?

Subject: Re: 2020s: My first decade with a proper name since the 90s

Written By: 80sfan on 08/27/14 at 10:43 pm


What do you mean "proper name"? Are you changing it? ???


There is no consensus to what the 2000s decade and 2010s decade is called, at least in the English language.

Subject: Re: 2020s: My first decade with a proper name since the 90s

Written By: 80sfan on 08/27/14 at 10:48 pm


When did the concept of decades as cultural/historical reference points begin? I know as early as the 1920s, the 1890s were already being nostalgically referred to as the "Gay Nineties" (note the term predates homosexual connotations). In fact there were 1890s themed radio shows and cafes in the 1930s.

Idk if this is really related but it reminded me of something. I remember watching Rosemary's Baby (1968) and one of the main characters said something about "back in the '90s" which sounded weird because he was obviously talking about the 1890s. It got me wondering...if someone said "the '90s" in 1968 would people have been more likely to assume you were talking about the 1890s or the future 1990s?


The 19th century, or the 1800s? I read it somewhere on a thread when I was still lurking, and not a member of inthe00s yet! It was on a thread on this site.

Subject: Re: 2020s: My first decade with a proper name since the 90s

Written By: Visor765 on 08/27/14 at 11:49 pm


There is no consensus to what the 2000s decade and 2010s decade is called, at least in the English language.


I just call the 2000s "the two thousands" and the 2010s "the twenty tens". In the future ai'll probably call the '10s "the teens".

Subject: Re: 2020s: My first decade with a proper name since the 90s

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 08/28/14 at 2:52 am

..if someone said "the '90s" in 1968 would people have been more likely to assume you were talking about the 1890s or the future 1990s?


I think people rather talk about decades that have passed. When I talk about the 20s today, I still always mean the 1920s. I don't think this will change even into the 2020s. It's too deeply in the people's minds. However I predict that by the late 2010s maybe some people will refer room the next decade, but they will call it 2020s and not just 20s.

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