The WORD is Left-handed.
(for the benefit of enhancement, I capitalized the “L”)
If you are spelling it ANY other way, then YOU are promoting and perpetuating “Left-handed Misinformation”. It is a connected word. There IS a hyphen. There is NO uppercase “H”, says James S. Borthwick, Publisher: http://Left-handersInternational.com
A compound word is a combination of two or more words that function as a single unit of meaning. A compound modifier is made up of two words that work together to function like one adjective. When you connect words with the hyphen, you make it clear to readers that the words work together as a unit of meaning. A hyphen is used to connect the parts of a compound word or the parts of a word divided for any purpose. Example: left-handed (see below)
⦁ Word Origin and History for the word left-handed
adj. late 14c., of persons; 1650s of tools, etc., from left (adj.) + handed. In 15c. it also could mean “maimed.” Sense of “underhanded” is from early 17c., as in left-handed compliment (1787, also attested 1855 in pugilism slang for “a punch with the left fist”), as is that of “illicit” (e.g. left-handed marriage). Related: Left-handedly; left-handedness.
From its origin, it has been spelled properly as left-handed. Not necessarily complimentary, but, times change, NOT the spelling.
A list of Dictionaries:
⦁ Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. The definitive record of the English language.
⦁ Cambridge Dictionary is the world’s most popular dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English.
⦁ Merriam-Webster is America’s most trusted online dictionary for English word definitions, meanings, and pronunciation.
⦁ Dictionary.com is the world’s leading online source for English definitions, synonyms, word origins, and etymologies.
Each and every one of these prestigious, unquestionable authorities spell the word as … left-handed.
It is NOT:
⦁ left handed
There are NO excuses as to culture or anything else that tries to justify any alternate spelling. Spelling it incorrectly makes you look stupid and questionable.
Those people perpetuate “Left-handed Misinformation” are knowingly contributing to the negative stereotypes that have plagued us left-handers throughout history.
Doing so affects ALL left-handers.
There are NO other groups or organizations anywhere in the world that don’t know how to spell the very word that defines them!
DO NOT trust any group, club, organization or day that spells the very definition of themselves WRONG! says Mr. Borthwick, separate yourself from associating with those kinds of people, WE are the real left-handers.