Has it already been ten years since the September 11 attacks on America?
The media is all over the story, often using the word “anniversary,” to describe the significance of the ten-year mark.
Anniversaries usually connote a celebration, which certainly seems inappropriate. I don’t know what word to suggest instead; there has never been an event like the terrorist attacks that sunny, autumn morning.
It was an event so significant that it is now remembered through its own dramatic grammar symbol. A cross between grammar and dramatic, you might say it’s “grammatic.” Journalists refer to the day as “9/11.”