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How do you spell Dilemna ?

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    How do you spell Dilemna ?

    How do you spell Dilemna / Dilemma ?


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    Never heard of dilemna, where the hell does that come from?


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    With two m's

    Dilemma

    noun:
    a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially ones that are equally undesirable.
    "he wants to make money, but he also disapproves of it: Den's dilemma in a nutshell"
    synonyms: quandary, predicament, difficulty, problem, puzzle, conundrum, awkward situation, tricky situation, difficult situation, difficult choice, catch-22, vicious circle, plight, mess, muddle.
    a difficult situation or problem.
    "the insoluble dilemma of adolescence"
    synonyms:
    quandary, predicament, difficulty, problem, puzzle, conundrum, awkward situation, tricky situation, difficult situation, difficult choice, catch-22, vicious circle, plight, mess, muddle
    LOGIC
    an argument forcing an opponent to choose either of two unfavourable alternatives.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    Never heard of dilemna, where the hell does that come from?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18o06djUPng

    Even though the song is spelt correctly many fans spell it wrong. It seems to be a word that many remember they were wrongly taught.

    Lots of nonsense about the Mandela Effect
    Last edited by East_coast; 17-07-2017 at 11:21 AM.

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    I saw this:

    "As to the cause, the aberrant dilemna is almost certainly hypercorrection; if common words like solemn, hymn, or autumn brand a silent n, then surely this Greek philosophical term would as well. Like pluralizing octopus as octopi, saying between you and I, or pronouncing habanero with an ñ, the spelling is then perpetuated by well-meaning but mis-remembering teachers, editors, and so on."

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    I use dilemma. Although Wittertainees may disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vjvarghese
    I use dilemma. Although Wittertainees may disagree.
    If you believe in the church, that is...

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    Dilemma...courtesy of Nelly and Ms Rowland

    https://youtu.be/8WYHDfJDPDc


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    It could be dilemma, or maybe it's dilemna.

    It's a quandary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenmark
    It could be dilemma, or maybe it's dilemna.

    It's a quandary.
    I thought it was a quandry
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