Wednesday, January 04, 2006

My whole spelling life (24 years) I have used the spelling dilemna. Today I found out it is actually dilemma while spell checking an email. I thought for sure my spell check was insufficient. So I went to my trusty friend Google. I was insulted when even he immediately blurted, "Did you mean: dilemma?" What? No! Have I really been wrong all these years? Apparently, according to my research, there is a generation of people that were taught this irrational spelling . Obviously a generation before spell check because there is no alternate spelling in any dictionary for this word. It's too bad. I always thought dilemna was a cool word. Now it is boring because it is spelled exactly how it sounds.

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