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Hi, there...
As you may have already noticed my native tongue is spanish... so when I have a doubt in english I go straight to the ones who know ... I mean... you

So, it's common to say "back to the eighties" (or 80s) when a Duran Duran or Cindy Lauper song awakes some momories, for example... or name "the seventies" as the years oil prices sky-rocketed... my question is how do you refer to the current decade?... "the twenties" ? "the zeroes"?

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I don't know of a certain catch phrase to refer to this decade. It doesn't really matter anyways, we're almost out of it.
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I've heard it referred to as Y2K, Y2K1, Y2K2, etc...

Or, the "Zero Decade" i.e. two zero zero zero, two zero zero one, two zero zero two, etc...

And now that we are close to 2010, aka Twenty Ten, we'll be approaching the "Tweens", then the 20's, then the 30's, ad nauseum...

So take your pick. I haven't heard one term used consistently.

Maybe this is the second Dark Age.
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Only ones i've heard is "turn of the century" or "oh-..."
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I have to say that is an interesting question, and not one I have really even given that much thought to, but MADDOG seems to have the best explanation I have heard so far, and it's funny, 'cause I do my dates similar, 23. November 2K9, for example, but the second dark age, now that might not be a far off description...

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New millennium is what I've heard. Usually we just use two thousand and (x), not really acknowledge the decade
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over here in england its called the naughties because of all the 000. on the radio this month they playing best of the naughties as come january it has gone and a new frase with have to be said.

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I heard it called the tens. Of course all the values at less than 10 but since the teens is up next I don't know what to call it otherwise.
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