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    I am still yet to hear a good term that is our own cultural creation equivalent of "the aughts." I say the letter O if referring to any year between 2001-2009, as in, "I was married in O 7."

    but tonight a good one finally occured to me. I am going to call the aughts "the dubs." As in, "I was married in dub 7." It was the Dubya era, the emergence and popularization of the seeds of future music (dub-step), and, dub=20, so the calendar reference is imbedded and logically consistent.
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    And George W. was the president for most of it. Dubya indeed.
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    I have wondered what to call it, but I have to say, I don't like the sound of any of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    I have wondered what to call it, but I have to say, I don't like the sound of any of those.
    It would catch on, especially if the tweetisphere took hold. I really don't like it when people say 0-12 instead of 20-12 or two thousand and twelve.
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    I prefer two thousand and twelve. It is what it is. I hated oh seven, or zero nine. Screw that bs.
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    I say "twenty-twelve." It makes logical sense considering that people said "nineteen-(whatever)." No one said "One thousand nine hundred ninety-nine." =P I've never heard anyone say "oh-12." That's just stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmyMac703 View Post
    I say "twenty-twelve." It makes logical sense considering that people said "nineteen-(whatever)." No one said "One thousand nine hundred ninety-nine." =P I've never heard anyone say "oh-12." That's just stupid.
    This plus, why would anyone want to memorialize the "dubya" era?

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    Itd be more like a Eulogy for the Enlightenment, PBird. The global order of things was heralded by Dubya. The idiots coming out of college now are the Dub generation, whose ignorance was scientifically crafted by Dubyas Dept of Education.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Perfidy View Post
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    Itd be more like a Eulogy for the Enlightenment, PBird. The global order of things was heralded by Dubya. The idiots coming out of college now are the Dub generation, whose ignorance was scientifically crafted by Dubyas Dept of Education.
    I graduated college in 2012. Now I have a nice salary. You should realize that many of us "idiots" are in our 20s and 30s, and make up a sizeable portion of the readers of this public forum. We are also officially called "Generation Y" or "Millennial Generation," born in the 80s and 90s. I judge you no less based on when you happened to crawl out of a womb, so what's with the assumption that I am ignorant based on when I was born?

    As for calling it the "Dub" generation, that is clever. But I don't like it. I think my generation should be the one to name it, since our childhoods were shaped by the events. I do agree that George W Bush was significant, as he was president for most of the decade. I also think the economic collapse is significant. As per what to name it, I don't know. I don't think Dub would fit; it has a negative connotation.
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    How bout the "damn I wish we were as cool as generation X generation"?

    I actually thought they were the Generation Y though? Or the millennium generation.

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