The first Decade of the Century
I am still yet to hear a good term that is our own cultural creation equivalent of "the aughts." I say the letter O if referring to any year between 2001-2009, as in, "I was married in O 7."
but tonight a good one finally occured to me. I am going to call the aughts "the dubs." As in, "I was married in dub 7." It was the Dubya era, the emergence and popularization of the seeds of future music (dub-step), and, dub=20, so the calendar reference is imbedded and logically consistent.
"Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."
Jack london, "Before Adam"