Post # 1
So I’ve heard people call 2000-2009 “the oughts,” and I didn’t really like it, but I don’t have any great suggestions for alternatives.
Now that we’re in the third year of 2010-2019, what do we call that? Based on the assumption that 1910-1919 was “the nineteen-tens,” should it be “the two thousand tens”? “the two thousand and tens”? “the twenty-tens”?
I’m not loving any of these, they feel so awkward! Your thoughts?
Post # 3
I’d say the twenty-tens.
Why would people say “oughts”? I don’t get it.
Post # 4
@Lyndzo: I believe it means “the zeros,” (00, 01, 02, …) but calling it literally “the zeros” or “the nothings” probably seemed even more awkward and maybe negative.
Post # 5
If I’m saying what year we are in, it’ll either be:
Twenty thirteen, or if i’m feeling fancy: Two thousand thirteen.
What is “oughts”???
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
I usually just say the year I mean, like two thousand thirteen, or twenty thirteen if I’m being more casual. If I was talking about a group of years I guess I’d say the twenty-tens.
Post # 7
I think you mean noughts. 😛
Post # 8
i call 2000-2009, “the two thousands” or “the early two thousands”
i think i’ll probably call this decade (2010-2019) “the teens”??
edit: i voted for the burger and fries… you gotta time on that order? =)
Post # 9
I call 2000-2009 the “zeros.” As long as it’s in context everyone catches on.
Post # 10
I call 2000-09 the (two-thousands)
I call 2010-19 the (two-thousand tens)
Post # 11
I feel like it probably should be the twenty-tens. BUT, I always feel weird saying twenty, since I’ve been saying “two thousand ___” for so long, so I normally refer to this time period as the two thousand tens.
Not the “two thousand AND tens” though because I was always taught in math that “and” refers to a decimal, so that one bothers me. I’m not sure if that’s logical though!
Post # 12
- Wedding: January 2011 - Gardens of the World
In NZ a lot of people have been calling then the “naughties” (noughties) and the “teens”.