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Anyone else excited we can start saying the 20s again?

(13 Posts)
Ancestrydotcom Wed 11-Sep-19 10:53:11

I've not been happy since the end of the nineties. Noughties was stupid.

The twenties. It works.

ArcticHair Wed 11-Sep-19 10:59:27

You're absolutely right! Nineteen hundreds and nineteen tens sound good, I don't know why we went so wildly off piste.

Finally almost back on solid ground.

Ancestrydotcom Wed 11-Sep-19 11:00:45

The roaring twenties back to stay for ten years

BogglesGoggles Wed 11-Sep-19 11:02:31

What was wrong with the teens?

LookingGlassMilk Wed 11-Sep-19 11:02:41

Yes I'm really looking forward to it. No one really said 'the noughties' and I don't even know if this decade has a name. It'll be great to be able to say 'the twenties'.

ArcticHair Wed 11-Sep-19 11:09:09

The teens is stupid because it doesn't apply to a whole decade. It misses out 2011 and 2012.

ArcticHair Wed 11-Sep-19 11:09:51

And 2010!

SudowoodoVoodoo Wed 11-Sep-19 11:16:32

Noughties was OK. This decade has just been credit crunch/ Brexit hmm It doesn't deserve a name grin

How can it be nearly 20 years since the millennium??? shock It sounded so futuristic and exciting back in the mid-nineties. What a disappointment after all that Cool Britania 😂

The 1910s don't really have much identity as they were so dominated by the Great War, the first few years just seem to be Edwardian and tucked onto the 1910s, and not much to report on 1919 in the aftermath.

NoWillpowerLeft Wed 11-Sep-19 11:17:39

I will be happy if everyone starts saying 'twenty twenty' rather than 'two thousand and twenty'.

maidenover Wed 11-Sep-19 11:48:21

Now you come to mention it, yes I am very excited about this smile

EscapeTheCastle Wed 11-Sep-19 16:45:43

The Roaring Twenties! Hoping its going to be like Downtown Abbey , Peaky Blinders and The Great Gatsby all rolled into one. See ya down the Speak Easy everyone!

Nonmerci Wed 11-Sep-19 16:47:53

I’ve been referring to it as ‘the tens’, is that not correct? I had no idea what to call the past nine years.

Pemba Wed 11-Sep-19 16:54:08

I don't know what to call it either! It's (slightly) annoying.

And how you say the name of the year, I understood that we all said 'two thousand' 'two thousand and one' etc (for year 2000, 2001) but after about 2010 I thought it was time to start saying 'twenty-ten' 'twenty-nineteen' etc. But a lot of people still seem to say we are in 'two thousand and nineteen'.

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