farewell, naughties / by mrm

In the minor controversy over what to call the past decade, I do believe the Australians have emerged victorious. In British English, a "naught" is a "zero," and so the past (or yes, yes, not truly past until 2011, don't write me, I know) can be referred to not only as the Naughts but as the Naughties. Nothing tops this.

Despite the fact that Wired seems to have reported on this back in, well, the 90s, I hadn't heard of it until the other night. So I'm giving the credit to my downstairs neighbors' homeland.

At any rate, einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!