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The Name Game

As the various “Decades Best” lists begin to appear in the old media and around the blogosphere, it has occurred to me that, as we approach the final days of this decade*, we still don’t have a name for it. Last decade was the Nineties. The decade before was the Eighties. Next decade will, presumably, be the Teens. But what do we call the first decade of the twenty-first century? Various things were proposed (“The Aughties”), none, as far as I can tell, stuck. Right now we can still refer to it as “this decade.” And for ten years we Read more