[FoRK] We still don't have a name for this decade

Stephen D. Williams sdw
Sun Jan 8 14:54:22 PST 2006


Clearly this leads to: "sexy-you".  "Yurl sexy-you sex dot com"

sdw

Gordon Mohr wrote:
> We don't have a name for the decade because we don't need a
> name for the decade. Decade generalizations, much like
> generational generalizations, are bunk -- sham narratives made
> up to fill media inventory.
>
> The ever-so-slight difficulty presented by not having a handy
> consensus name for this decade has been enough to spare us
> the strained decade-characterization puff pieces for 6 years
> now. We should enjoy the break -- the tens are right around
> the corner. ("The tens: when the nation returned to crappy
> lazy decade-centric thinking.")
>
> And, for 'www', I like 'sextuple-yew', as in 3 * double-yew.
> At 4 syllables, it's not the most efficient, but it sounds a
> little naughty -- which is appropriate for the web, if not
> the decade.
>
> - Gordon
>
> aaron at bavariati.org wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 08:44:58AM +0800, James Tauber wrote:
>>
>>> double-yew-double-yew-double-yew for World Wide Web is 3x in syllable
>>> count.
>>
>>
>> Huh?  Whatchew mean?
>> Dub-ya dub-ya dub-ya: 6 syllables.
>> Whirr-uld why-ud way-ub: 6 syllables.
>> I picked up dub-dub-dub from watching Richard Metzger's interview show
>> back in the day.  As a neologism, it sounded unnatural at the time, but
>> it grew on me.  Of course, if the site's set up right, you can leave it
>> off anyway.
>>
>> I still wince when I hear someone on the radio say, "Aitch-tee-tee-pee
>> colon, or is that a semicolon, backslash backslash, double-you
>> double-you double-you, period..."
>>
>>
>> Whisky whisky whisky,
>>   Aaron  (And yes, >I< know it's not a backslash.)
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