Washington Post Style Guide Now Includes “Startup” as A Word

It appears that the long fought battle to drop the hyphen in the word “startup” has won an important victory today: The Washington Post. December 10th appears the last time they used the hyphenated bastardization of an industry I love.

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In story after story startups are referred to as just that. Not start-ups [sic] as they had done for years.

Can someone forward this post to the teen-agers at the NYTimes?

What? It is teenagers? Oh yeah, that is right, language evolves.

Long live startup.

Let’s keep track of the dates when other publications join the century and also commit to a hyphen free startup.

  • Can we finally start using the word website instead of web site? Some style guides are stuck on the latter…

  • Thanks for sharing this news. Hopefully, this will continue to spread.

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