It Ain't the Tenties

Since this decade began, pollsters and pundits have fretted over what collective noun to use for the next one (2000-2010). What comes after the '90s? Zeros? Two thousands? Double ohs? Linguists have waited years for a consensus to emerge. Now TIME intends to find it. Select your favorite from the list below, then vote for it in our online poll at The winner will be announced in an upcoming issue.

NAME PRO CON THE ZIPS Cool, fresh, sexy; Reminiscent of icky instant street cred Clinton thing

THE TWO THOUSANDS Topped Futurist magazine Boooor-ing! survey

THE ZEROS Top in...

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