Chris Carrier wrote: > > email@example.com (Jedidiah Whitten) wrote on the > Subject: Is the year 2000 in the 20th or 21st century? on > 9 Jun 1996 19:06:25 GMT > > >I think the first decade of the 1900's was called the oughties. > > My grandmother who was born in 1906 always referred to the decade > of her birth as the 'nineteen hundreds' so the 'two thousands' > would be appropriate for the 2000s. The decade following that > should be called the 'twenty tens' and not the 'twenty teens' > because 'teens' doesn't mean 10-19 or 10-20 or 11-20 in common > practice, but 13-19 inclusive as those numbers end in 'teen.'
I prefer "The decade formally known as the ninties"