Decade of the "Naughties"

Decade of the "Naughties"


Dear Click and Clack,

I believe it was on your show that the question was posed as to what to call this decade. Prior decades were called sixties, seventies, etc. But what do we call the current decade?

Well, here's the answer. This decade is made up of 2 digit years starting with zero, or nothing. According to my dictionary the word "Naught" is defined as "(noun) The figure 0."

Therefore this decade must be the "naughties."

Dan Hartford
Palo Alto, CA

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