Other than “the turn of the century” I couldn’t think of anything — nothing as the name of a whole decade. I could write it (the 00s) but I had no idea how to say it. :lol:
But Wikipedia has some interesting information:
[i]In contrast to the decades from 1920 to 1999, which are called “The Twenties,” “The Thirties” and the like, the '00s have had no universally-accepted name. Some refer to the decade as “The Two Thousands”, but many find that usage awkward and incorrect for a number of reasons, most notably the fact that, formally, the “Two Thousands” (that is, years whose spoken name begins with the words “two thousand”) will last for a thousand years and not just the ten years of the “00” decade. Written in numeral form, the decade can be written either as the “2000s” or as the “'00s”. But looking for a name that has the same “feel” as ‘The Nineties’ or ‘The Fifties’ has been problematic, especially in the United States.
In the rest of the English-speaking world “The Noughties” and “The Noughts” have come to be the most widely recognized and accepted terms. The term “Noughties” has been adopted by the BBC, and while the term may not be quite universal, there is no other term so widely recognized. Probably the only reason that the term “Noughties” has not been completely accepted world wide is the fact that, in the United States (where usage of “naught” or “nought” to mean ‘zero’ has never been ubiquitous), there is some confusion by those who assume erroneously that the term has something to do with the adjective “naughty”.[/i] :lol: