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.
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.