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History / 50th anniversary film
|German term or phrase: Die 2000er|
|A company have produced a film to celebrate 50 years of a certain machine they produce. The subsections of the film are "Die 50er", "Die 60er" etc. until "Die 2000er".|
I've called the others "The 1950s", "The 1960s" etc. but have no idea how to phrase the last one. "The 2000s" doesn't sound right to me.
In contrast to the decades from 1920 to 1999, which are called the twenties, the thirties and the like, the '00s have had no universally-accepted name. Some refer to the decade as the two thousands, but many find that usage awkward and incorrect for a number of reasons, most notably the fact that the many perceive the "two thousands" as pertaining to the 21st century. Written in numeral form, the decade can be written either as the "2000s" or as the "'00s", but looking for a name that has the same ease of use as the nineties or the fifties has been problematic, especially in the United States.
In the rest of the English-speaking world "The Noughties" and "The Noughts" have come to be the most widely recognized and accepted terms. The term "Noughties" has been adopted by the BBC, and while the term may not be universal, there is no other term so widely recognized. Probably the only reason that the term Noughties has not been completely accepted world wide is the fact that, in the United States (where usage of naught or nought to mean zero has never been ubiquitous), there is some confusion by those who assume erroneously that the term has something to do with the adjective naughty.
Other proposed names have been almost innumerable, and include, "the zeroes", the "aughts" (which gained some popularity in the early 20th century), "double-aughts", "aughties", "2K's", "uh-ohs", "zoogs", "ozies", and "abs". But these other suggestions usually represent the wishes of individuals, and do not generally represent any burgeoning consensus.[original research?]
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|The link convinced me, thanks. I suppose it will seem strange until we all get used to it!|
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