The Washington Post’s Michael Rosenwald muses about the close of the current decade, which has no handy name to identify it:
Dictionary editors, linguists and even radio DJs say we have entered a semantic black hole in which the English language failed to produce a term for the outgoing decade in the same way it has failed to find a catchy moniker for your former in-laws. (Out-laws never stuck.) The language is stumped. The Zeroes? The Ohs? The Oh-Ohs? Help!
Then again, considering how awful this decade was, thanks in large part to George Bush, Dick Cheney, and their neo-con compatriots, perhaps it’s fitting that it doesn’t even have a name.