New addition to the Decadthalon!
New York Times columnist Clyde Haberman weighed in Tuesday with a piece headlined:
Telling Future? First, Let’s Try Naming Past
Haberman’s contribution to the festivities:
[L]et us briefly look back on the ’00s, a decade that in one respect ends exactly as it began: without a consensus on what we should call it. Plenty of names have been suggested over the years. The Oughts, the Naughts, the Naughties, the Zips, the Preteens, the Ohs and the Oh-Ohs are among the more familiar. You’ve probably heard them all. None has caught on.
Okay – time for the hardworking staff of Campaign Outsider to jump in the pool.
How about The Nils?
Can we get a witness?