Build-A-Story: What to call this decade?
The tension is mounting. With fewer than 30 days left in this decade, we still don't know what to call it. We had the 80s, the 90s and the....what?
So, what should it be? We're calling lots of people who will certainly have a say in the matter: dictionary editors, radio disc jockeys, marketers, you name it. But one thing has always been true about language -- it has a mind of its own, and that mind is yours.
Nothing in our lexicon ever catches on until it does so naturally, through repeated use, from the ground up -- in subways, in cabs, at the dinner table, in bars, and well, you get the idea.
So, what should we call this decade that closes out at the end of this month? The Aughties? The Zeroes? The Ohs? The 2000s? The 20 Hundreds? Do your part and change the language. Chime in below--what's your choice and why?
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