Tuesday, 29 December 2009

The Next Decade Is Nigh

We need to decide how we're going to pronounce "2010". 

Should we say "twenty ten" or "two thousand and ten" or "two thousand ten"?
Or maybe we should go all "Nine Oh Two One Oh" and pronounce it "Two Oh One Oh". Decisions decisions!

We also need to think of a name for the decade 2010-2019.

Some think it should be called the "teenies", but I don't like that for two reasons - it makes it sounds like it will be frustrating and dominated by hormones, and 2010-2012 aren't "teen" numbers.

Also, going from the "noughties" to the "teenies" just seems far too silly :)

Some want to call it the "tweenies".

Personally I think it should be the "tenties*", because it starts with ten in the same way the 80s started with 80 etc.

Also, "tenties" conjures up camping imagery, and living out in nature, in tents, might just be a good way to reduce our carbon footprints :)

* following on from this, the next step would be to rename all the following:
eleven - tentyone
twelve - tentytwo
thirteen - tentythree

This would also completely and instantly eliminate teen-age pregnancy and teen-age crime**.

** However it may also result in a massive increase in pregnancies and crime amongst "tenty-somethings"