There is considerable concern in the media over the fact that we have never named the current decade. We had the Twenties, the Thirties, the Forties, etc., clear up through the Nineties. But that pattern breaks down because of the way the English language expresses numbers greater than one hundred. One thousand nine hundred thirty-four and one thousand nine hundred thirty-five (note that properly spoken there is no "and" in those constructions) both contain the component "thirty-", so we can call the whole decade "the Thirties." But two thousand six and two thousand seven have no such commonality. We can look back a hundred years. One thousand nine hundred six and one thousand nine hundred seven had no commonality either. People referred to them as "the Aughts." '06 was pronounced aught-six and '07 was aught-seven. Aught is a mis-parsing of "a naught" as "an aught." "Naught" is a perfectly respectable alternative for "nothing," being a contraction of "no whit," with "whit" as an old word meaning simply "thing." But the problem with aught is that nobody says it anymore. Nobody calls this year aught-nine, they call it oh-nine. So shall we just call this decade "the Oh's"? Sure, why not? No scholars or journalists seem to like the word, but humorists certainly do! A suggestion that was made before the decade started was "the Uh-Oh's". In retrospect that probably wouldn't be too bad! Two O's together in English are pronounced like a cardinal U: oooo! One thing is for sure, somebody will come up with a name that sticks. Nobody is going to keep saying "the Two Thousands" very much longer. What do you think?