It’s time to name the decade. All the others have default monikers based on their numerals, and the first three years of the teens escaped with name by association. The most popular term to refer to 2000-2009 is the “aughts.” Thankfully there hasn’t been a consensus, though. “Aughts” conjures Victorian images of women in balloon-frame dresses and men who treat three-piece suits like uniforms.
The Primes: Finally, a reasonable name for the decade
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