We are now in a new decade, the 2010s.
Alright, so you may be of the ‘but a decade doesn’t start until 2011’ school of thought. Too bad, because I think the rest of the world has decided it is a new decade, and thank god, cause the noughties were getting a little old. But at least “the noughties” had a witty little moniker (though apparently many in the US dubbed them the ‘aughts‘. This name is best forgotten.)
But does this decade actually have a name yet?
I have two suggestions. One, the twenty-tens. Or 2010s if you’re more numerical. My other suggestion is ‘the tenners’.
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Alright, so neither exactly roll off the tongue, but they are far less offensive than some other suggestions I’ve heard (and Googled) such as:
– the tenties
– the teenties
– the tens
– the teens
– the tennies
– the teenies
– the onesies
– the twenty-teens
– the two thousand and tens
– the tens of twenty
– the one-ders
– the tenners
Obviously there is a discrepancy over whether it should be a decade of teens or tens.
The more I think about, ‘onesies’ might be a wonderful name for a decade. Mainly because you’d always think of this:
Another thing: is this year pronounced twenty-ten or two thousand and ten? While we’ve gone the two thousand, two thousand and one… etc route so far this century, I really feel like that time has ended.
So what are you calling it?