Come on New Yorker, teenager is an easy word!

The story: Disarming Viktor Bout (The New Yorker 3-5-12)

The mistake: “As a teen-ager, he explored two common ways out: sports and the military.”

The Copy Vigilante says: I don’t know why the venerable editors at The New Yorker hyphenated teenager when it’s one word. The Copy Vigilante Overlord, who’s an editor, said it could have been code carried over from the print edition to the online one. If that’s the case it still should have been caught.