As the last century came to an end, much was made of the name that we ought to attribute to the early years of this century, and so they came to be known as the Noughties.
Such perspicacity is rare. From ground zero to zero per cent interest, it seems that Man has learned nothing and achieved nothing.
The Noughties indeed.
I guess we are now moving towards what will come to be known as the Teens for reasons too obvious to relate. However, as 2010, 2011 and 2012 are not really Noughties and patently don't carry the suffix teen, what name can we assign to those years?
Bearing in mind that they are almost 'now here' and that, with our busted economy, we will spend them going 'nowhere', what about a contraction of the 'Now Here Nowhere' years?
So instead of the boom and bust of the Yo-Yo years, let me introduce you to the 'dust to dust' of the No-No years!