December 31, 2009

New Year’s Eve Writing Prompt

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It's the last day of 2009, the last day of the year, and the last day of the DECADE! But this year we have a problem — what to call this decade? 

The years 1980-1989 are called the Eighties. The years 1990-1999 are called the Nineties. So we can say, "I like Eighties music." or "I was born in the Nineties." But what about this decade that's almost over? How are you going to say that you like the music from this decade? or whatever from this decade!

What should we call the years 2000-2009? Give me your ideas in the Comments. 

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— Sonja, STACKS Staffer wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

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  1. obiwancrazy

    Great question! I’ve wondered about that before, too… maybe we should call it the Zeros? Or the Two-thousands? IDK! :)

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  2. toylollipop

    Hmmmm…the milleniums? The singles? ( #s ) That IS a mindboggling question! There’s something to think about at night… :)

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  3. Dewdrop208

    How about the Techade? I mean, the ipod touch, the nano, mp3 players, laptops.
    They were all invented in this decade!

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  4. Abby

    Huh, I never thought of that. I always assumed it was called the 2000′s, but, you know, I never fact-check stuff I don’t think about.
    Why not call this decade, like, the Millenium Birth? Wasn’t 2000 the start of a new millenium or something?

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  5. James

    the hundred’s is a bad idea,the 60′s were about the blue’s, 70′s were rock’n'roll, 80′s were disco, 90′s were hip hop, and from the begginning of music to the end of the 50′s was country. the only thing we havent included is beep bop.so what do we call it?? the beep bop age?

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