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Dilemna vs. Dilemma

Sapphique
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12/10/2015 9:27:30 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
So, I've always thought that the word was spelled "dilemna." I distinctly remember being taught that and I've always used it that way. But then today I was typing something and spellcheck auto-corrected it to "dilemma," and I was pretty shocked (I went to dictionary.com) to find that it's apparently spelled "dilemma." Idk...the double m just looks so wrong somehow. Anyone else experience this? Or is it just me?
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12/10/2015 9:41:31 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/10/2015 9:27:30 PM, Sapphique wrote:
So, I've always thought that the word was spelled "dilemna." I distinctly remember being taught that and I've always used it that way. But then today I was typing something and spellcheck auto-corrected it to "dilemma," and I was pretty shocked (I went to dictionary.com) to find that it's apparently spelled "dilemma." Idk...the double m just looks so wrong somehow. Anyone else experience this? Or is it just me?

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12/11/2015 12:01:53 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/10/2015 9:27:30 PM, Sapphique wrote:
So, I've always thought that the word was spelled "dilemna." I distinctly remember being taught that and I've always used it that way. But then today I was typing something and spellcheck auto-corrected it to "dilemma," and I was pretty shocked (I went to dictionary.com) to find that it's apparently spelled "dilemma." Idk...the double m just looks so wrong somehow. Anyone else experience this? Or is it just me?

Well, that certainly sounds like a "dilemma."
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12/11/2015 4:55:32 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/11/2015 12:01:53 AM, ResponsiblyIrresponsible wrote:
At 12/10/2015 9:27:30 PM, Sapphique wrote:
So, I've always thought that the word was spelled "dilemna." I distinctly remember being taught that and I've always used it that way. But then today I was typing something and spellcheck auto-corrected it to "dilemma," and I was pretty shocked (I went to dictionary.com) to find that it's apparently spelled "dilemma." Idk...the double m just looks so wrong somehow. Anyone else experience this? Or is it just me?

Well, that certainly sounds like a "dilemma."

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I think it's just you, OP...
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12/12/2015 2:10:48 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/11/2015 4:55:32 PM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:

I think it's just you, OP...

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1/6/2016 4:42:35 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/10/2015 9:27:30 PM, Sapphique wrote:
So, I've always thought that the word was spelled "dilemna." I distinctly remember being taught that and I've always used it that way. But then today I was typing something and spellcheck auto-corrected it to "dilemma," and I was pretty shocked (I went to dictionary.com) to find that it's apparently spelled "dilemma." Idk...the double m just looks so wrong somehow. Anyone else experience this? Or is it just me?

Apparently it may not be just you after all... My debate opponent has just cited this misspelling, so it may be pretty common.

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Don't be a stat cynic:
http://www.debate.org...

Response to conservative views on deforestation:
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1/7/2016 1:36:09 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/6/2016 4:42:35 PM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
At 12/10/2015 9:27:30 PM, Sapphique wrote:
So, I've always thought that the word was spelled "dilemna." I distinctly remember being taught that and I've always used it that way. But then today I was typing something and spellcheck auto-corrected it to "dilemma," and I was pretty shocked (I went to dictionary.com) to find that it's apparently spelled "dilemma." Idk...the double m just looks so wrong somehow. Anyone else experience this? Or is it just me?

Apparently it may not be just you after all... My debate opponent has just cited this misspelling, so it may be pretty common.

http://www.debate.org...

Interesting. However, I do not have texting, so I don't think this is the reason why I seem to have a deliberate recollection of memorizing the word as "dilemna." I remember it this precisely because I had to remind myself that you don't pronounce the "n."
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