Putting a moniker on the decade

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Regarding the Dec. 27 Style article "21st century's first decade is slipping away without leaving its name":

Name the outgoing decade "The Oohs." Decades usually ooze seamlessly from one to the next. But when the "o-dometer" rolled over to 2000, 9/11, Iraq, Katrina, recession and President Obama gave us 10 years of oohs and aahs -- putting us on tenterhooks for the '10s: "the Tense."

Hank Wallace, Washington

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How about calling this decade, from 2000 to 2009, "the Sweet Nothings"? It might not be the best, but at least it's something.

Dan Adams, Big Cove Tannery, Pa.

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A name for 2000-2009 could be "The Double-O Decade." Years in which the two middle figures are zeros will not occur again for nearly 1,000 years.

Louis Cerny, Gaithersburg


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