The Naughty Noughties, or something..greenspun.com : LUSENET : TheLife : One Thread
OK, so it's amost here - the millennium, the pretend millennium - whatever the hell it is, I just don't care. But there are a hell of a lot of zero's happening - and I'm not just talking about the ones at the end of the 2..
This decade needs a name, and so far it doesn't seem to have one.
The noughties, the noughts/naughts, the zero's - the O's.. What..? What..??
We've only got a few days left you know, so someone had better come up with a good answer..
-- Immy (email@example.com), December 25, 1999
Well, I'm glad someone else is starting to worry about this, I wrote about this question over a year ago in my since departed journal. Never did come with a satisfactory answer.
I also wonder: if we have to refer to 2003 for example, will we refer to it as "two-thousand three" or "twenty oh-three"
I suspect, since we'll call 2000 "two-thousand" ("twenty hundred" just doesn't sound right at all) that we'll continue the trend up until 2010; "twenty-ten" sounds better than "two thousand ten".
I really need a life don't I? (that's a rhetorical question Immy)
-- John B. (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 27, 1999.
I also puzzled over this in my journal. I'm voting for the aughts, just like they did in the 1900's. I think it's just the right touch of anti-cyberage to say things like "back in aught-five..."
But you know, once we get this figured out, we'll have to come up with the name for the next decade, too... the tens? "The nineteen-tens" sounds okay, but I'm not sure I can go for "the twenty-tens." Blech.
-- Elizabeth (email@example.com), December 27, 1999.
No, I don't like the twenty-tens either - that just doesn't work at all. I do like the 20/20's though, but we're getting ahead of ourselves here..
I was sort of wondering how we're going to refer to the coming decade as a collective - you know, as in the nineties, eighties etc.. There just doesn't seem to be a word for it. I suppose we can call it the turn of the millennium or something (and other people can wait a year before using that expression IF THEY MUST..!!)in the same was we refer to the 1900's as the turn of the century
Only 3 more days to go. The clock is ticking..!
-- Immy (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 28, 1999.
The zero's, definitely. I could provide a reason but that would just prove me to be the teen-angst git that I am.
I'm really undecided... I think I'm going to crawl under my bed for the next century and let the world figure it out.
-- sammy (email@example.com), December 29, 1999.
Ok being In isolated with time to spare in the NW..I baleave I have the answer which is......KT10's...KT20s...KT30's...ye ye...see where im going..ye ???...follow me people...follow me..!!!not only will this keep us safe till the next centery.....where I don't care about my childrens children (hay kids shouldnt be having sex!!)but the KT80's sound..quite funkey
And another thing....being I thought my Brother would be on Bonsi beach or where ever..I duly Discoverd That it was Sydney...After the emotionaly charged phone call we receaved Proclaming love for all and Humanity, So I can Only Apologise to the natives If thay wher accosted by a vomit smeared pom with the message of love..and to boot with the booming voice of my mother,who baleaves that modern telecommunication technology isnt up to scratch,and if she ups the volume anough could be done away with compleatly...enjoy Its 9:30pm here and my pain has yet to start...yours disgrunteld
-- Tom (Alianalloy@aol.com), December 31, 1999.
I know! I know! I've come up with one.
The 60's, the 70's, the 80's, the 90's, the Whatevers! It perfectly captures the global apathy provoked by three years of y2k hype. Well, except now people are excited again now that we're here. But whatever. Hey! That's exactly my point.
-- sammy (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 31, 1999.
Alright, so it's lame. I tried. Back to your regularly scheduled bruhaha....
-- Krystyna (email@example.com), December 31, 1999.
I like pudding
-- Smart Fish (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 01, 2000.
Oh come on people, really! We're obviously in the "Naughties"! Aren't we...?
-- Mel (email@example.com), January 01, 2000.
I'll add my vote for the Naughties too!
May we live up to the name in style ;-)
-- Sam (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 06, 2000.