At the risk of seeming like Austin Powers, what decade is this?
No, I haven’t just emerged from a cryogenic time chamber, but I do find myself wondering what to call this and the next nine years. We’ve passed the aughts; that was a little weird but we got through it.
There doesn’t seem to be a uniform convention for describing this decade and that bothers me. This baby is eight months old; isn’t it time we named it?
Some say it’s the teens, or twenty-teens. But considering it’s not yet 2013, aren’t we really in the tweens?
I just saw a TV commercial for a car dealership advertising markdowns on “all oh-ten models.”
I thought perhaps we might be in the 2010s, or simply, “the tens.” But oh-tens? I guess technically ‘010 could be considered correct.
As a nostalgia-holic, I like reminiscing about sixties culture, seventies music, eighties fashion (wince) and so forth, so I’d really like a simple word that can be spelled out, just in case I need to reminisce later.
Any ideas for what to put in the tens column?