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. HeroineHiding

    We should call it the O-blanks because were always using the last 2 digets of the year. 00,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,+09.

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  2. Lucy

    Probably the 2000′s. Because I’ve heard the decade 1900-1909 been called the 1900′s. (Wow, great grammar…) Anyway, since it’s New Year’s Eve, Happy New Year! (Even though it’s still the old year right now!)

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  3. Rosamy4

    Maybe we should call this decade the twoies, or two-thousandies, two-thousand-zeros/zeros. What did they call 1900-1909? We should call this decade that, only refit for the first decade of the 2000s.
    It’s so interesting that we’re thinking about this and naming this decade for ourselves, versus historians or future decades, like the one starting tomorrow, naming it. Although techincally it probably would be our future selves naming 2000-2009. It’s techinally the birthday of everyone in the world–one decade older! If you were born in the 1980s, this is your fourth, 1970s, fifth, 1960s, sixth–six decades versus forty-something! (1980s, 1990s, this one, 2010-2019.) I have a question: if you call the 1920s the twenties, what do you call the 2020s, for example? The twenties again? The two-twenties or two-thousand-twenties? And do they call the 1820s the twenties too? It’s so confusing I think it should just be nineteen-twenties, nineteen-thirties, eighteen-fifties, exedra.

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  4. grkgrl246

    omg we so have 2 call this year the two thousands anyway were their 1000′s and if so wat were they called but the truth is 2000-2009 should seriously be called diffrent than twenties eightys ninteys and all tthat and if i had 2 name this month it would so be named snow thousands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;)

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  5. doe a deer a female deer

    maybe you could call it the units because in school you learn about units are basically digits and the numbers do not go past ten in this decade

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