Name the Decade

Friday, January 01, 2010

Is it the "Noughty-Aughts"? "The Era of Misplaced Anxiety"? The first decade of the millennium is ending, and New York Times reporter David Segal takes a shot at naming it.


David Segal

Comments [12]

William Andersen from Sunnyvale, CA

The new decade will be taxing in many respects. I feel we should call them The Taxing 10s.

Jan. 03 2010 11:07 AM
Tim Schreier from NYC Soho

The "Decade of Mass Distraction"

Jan. 01 2010 07:06 PM
Thomas Colbert from NYC

It should be called the Naked Aughts in that the high and mighty were stripped of their pretenses and exposed for what they are. And the exposed and vulnerable were empowered by the internet.

Jan. 01 2010 12:07 PM
M.M. from New City, NY

"The Incompetent Years"
Failed to elect, predict, prevent, plan, help, save...

Jan. 01 2010 12:00 PM
Steven Reisner from Manhattan

The "Bush Error" (era)

Jan. 01 2010 11:56 AM
Rickey McDaniel


Aught is a synonym of Zero.
noun; A quantity of no importance. pronoun; Anything whatever.

Oddities is ; Eccentricity that is not easily explained; A strange attitude or habit; Something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting >noun

Clearly the AUGHTITIES !

Jan. 01 2010 11:56 AM
Robert from NYC


Jan. 01 2010 11:13 AM
DaveANYC from NYC

From Y2k up to the Fruit of the Loom Bomber, this has been the Decade of Fear. And we really at though I fear it may sound cliche, we mostly only have Fear itself to Fear. The chance of any terrible event is MINISCULE, yet we treat the world as if it's out to kill and maim us. It's enough already. We've given up almost all empathy for the rest of the world let alone our own humanity, and we've as a country caused great suffering to many many more people than have suffered here. The Icon of Fear is being held up high to fire up a whole new decade, let's ignore it. Let's toss down the Fear and become a good strong people who can afford to not be afraid through internal strength.

Jan. 01 2010 08:47 AM
Adam Prussin from Purchase, N.Y.

The Uh-Ohs. Says it all

Jan. 01 2010 08:45 AM
Paul Anderson from New York, NY

It should be called "The Decade Of Deception". From Enron to "Weapons Of Mass Destruction" to Tiger Woods to my own personal loss and betrayal it's been a decade of lies, deceit and false promises. The misconceptions and use of bad information as a means to an end goes even further back to the so called "Y2K" problem that never materialized to the extent that the well paid techs and experts predicted it would.

Jan. 01 2010 08:45 AM
Neil Payne from Alhama de Granada

I am thinking that this decade should be called 'The Tenners'

Happy New Year


Jan. 01 2010 02:16 AM
Jeffrey John from Manhattan

The ought(a)s. As in we ought(a) have insisted on a re-count. We ought(a) have slowed things down before invading iraq. We ought(a) have questioned why it was so easy to get mortgages. We ought(a) have asked "Yes we can. . .WHAT?" And on and on and on. . .

Jan. 01 2010 01:27 AM

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