Monday, December 7, 2009

Aught-ism

Or, how to refer to the decade about to close.

We've already had the Swinging Sixties, The Me Decade (1970's), The Big Eighties, and so forth. But what do we call the current decade? The Zeros? The Nulls? The Big Nothing? The Big Gooseggs? Double-Zed?

Front-runner seems to be "The Big Aughties". Yuk. I had elderly elementary school teachers who used the term "aught" for zeros. Now I might end up the same way. Pain.

4 comments:

Brigid said...

For too many it's going to be "we aught to have voted for someone else".

BobG said...

I've also hear this decade referred to as the "Noughties".

Turk Turon said...

The "Noughties"! I like that.

The cover of Time magazine calls it simply, "The Decade From Hell".

DirtCrashr said...

With professionally developed autism in mind, it could be "teh Ozzies"...