Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Decades and so on

Anyone else notices that the phrase 'Noughties' to describe the decade we are currently in and soon to leave was first mentioned around the turn of the century and has been dutifully avoided and replaced with the phrase, 'er... The Decade We Are Currently In' until the last few weeks when it has been become 'necessary' to use it in cheap hack pieces about the last 10 years?

Also, the decade doesn't technically end until we become 2011. So... that's put paid to that.

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...
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peterlillypoetry said...

Best song of the Noughties
Best movie of the Noughties
Best TV show of the Noughties
Most annoying people of the Noughties

ARGH!!!!

basically, yes i agree!

Scott Miles said...

Started as a comment, but migrated to:

http://reallife-honesty-dialogue.blogspot.com/2009/12/decades-and-pedanticicsm.html