It’s not just the end of 2009 but also the end of the ‘noughties’ decade. Thankfully that term never really took off. What to call the impending decade is a similarly tricky question. Yesterday, Australia voted for One-ders1 in a website poll. It certainly shows a little imagination at least.

The decade 2000-2009 in review has started to be covered by various outlets as the month progresses, started off very well by Newsweek and, closer to home, by The List. Not to be outdone, Wikipedia is also getting in on the act with an extremely comprehensive review of all manner of things from the past ten years. Expect to see more and more of this kind of thing the closer we get to January 1st 2010.

1 Not to be confused with the oh-NEE-ders.

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  1. If the year 1 BC is followed by AD 1, I’m told that would make the decade 2001-2010 rather than 2000-2009. Thoughts?

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