Dilemma v. Dilemna

October 19, 2010 11:48pm CST
My family recently became divided over the true spelling of the word, 'dilemma'. While that, of course, is the correct spelling; many relatives were adamant that 'dilemma' should actually read 'dilemna'. Following a basic Google search, I discovered that the division regarding the spelling of dilemma/dilemna was not confined to my family and was borne from a typographical error in an early twentieth century textbook. My question, fellow MyLotters, is this - do you spell it 'dilemma' or 'dilemna'?
1 response
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
13 Mar 11
I have seen it spelled both ways. I just thought that it was arbitrary. Now that you've cleared it up, I shall forthwith be using the proper spelling. Thanks.