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AustinChief
02-25-2012, 07:50 PM
Which spelling were you taught growing up?

milkman
02-25-2012, 07:50 PM
n

frankotank
02-25-2012, 07:51 PM
m. I never knew you could spell it with an n. and I was the fourth grade spellng bee champ bitches!

mikey23545
02-25-2012, 07:56 PM
n.

It blew my mind when I first saw that alternative spelling, but it now seems to be the more accepted spelling.

Gonzo
02-25-2012, 07:59 PM
Dilemna Dilemma

Spell check says the 1st is unacceptable.

DaFace
02-25-2012, 08:05 PM
Not sure where dilemna came from. A quick Google search says that it's just plain wrong, but that many people were taught that way.
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Dartgod
02-25-2012, 08:07 PM
Its a conundrum, that's for sure.
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AustinChief
02-25-2012, 08:32 PM
Not sure where dilemna came from. A quick Google search says that it's just plain wrong, but that many people were taught that way.
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yep, I know I was taught dilemNa

Extra Point
02-25-2012, 08:37 PM
My wife is not an alumna of the school that teaches dilemna.

Rain Man
02-25-2012, 08:38 PM
I was pretty well-read growing up, and I swear that it was spelled "dilemna". In the past year or two I've seen that the accepted spelling now seems to be "dilemma", which seems very coarse and uncouth to me. I try to use the double m's, but unless I really think about it the mn comes out.

I'm really glad that there's some question about it, because the double m really bothers me. I think some hackers got into the dictionary or something.

Bowser
02-25-2012, 08:38 PM
m

tredadda
02-25-2012, 08:39 PM
mm

Extra Point
02-25-2012, 08:40 PM
dictionary.com: dilemna
- no dictionary results

Rain Man
02-25-2012, 08:42 PM
dictionary.com: dilemna
- no dictionary results

See? Hackers. I'm telling you.

mikeyis4dcats.
02-25-2012, 09:13 PM
where the fuck did you people go to school?

stonedstooge
02-25-2012, 09:15 PM
See? Hackers. I'm telling you.

Conspiracy perhaps?

AustinChief
02-25-2012, 09:25 PM
See? Hackers. I'm telling you.

I'm on board with the hackers thing. I never once saw it as dilemma until after the internet got big. All us old folks know the truth!!!

Rain Man
02-25-2012, 09:26 PM
where the **** did you people go to school?

Condemn hymn, I solemnly say.

RJ
02-25-2012, 09:31 PM
Is this a serious question or a joke I don't get?

Raiderhader
02-25-2012, 09:35 PM
where the **** did you people go to school?

This

loochy
02-25-2012, 09:36 PM
People that spell it with an N are probably the same stupid people that say things like "I could care less."

FAX
02-25-2012, 09:37 PM
I've never actually heard of the word spelled, "dilemna". Where did you see this, exactly?

FAX

RJ
02-25-2012, 09:38 PM
Dilemna looks wromg to me.

AustinChief
02-25-2012, 09:41 PM
I've never actually heard of the word spelled, "dilemna". Where did you see this, exactly?

FAX

That is how some of us older folks were taught to spell it. And I went to a few very good Catholic schools.

ReynardMuldrake
02-25-2012, 09:43 PM
This is strange. Apparently, people all over the world have been taught 'dilemna' for years even though that spelling is not in any dictionary or textbook anywhere. Where the hell did that spelling come from? I've never seen it before.

http://forum.thefreedictionary.com/postst326_Spelling-dilemna.aspx

Rain Man
02-25-2012, 09:45 PM
I don't think I was formally taught 'dilemna', but I read a whole lot and always saw it spelled that way. It's such a classy spelling, unlike the peasantlike coarseness of 'dilemma'.

milkman
02-25-2012, 09:46 PM
People that spell it with an N are probably the same stupid people that say things like "I could care less."

No.

I always say "I don't give a rat's ass".

milkman
02-25-2012, 09:48 PM
Honestly, I don't give a rat's ass if the correct spelling now is "mm".

I'm staying with the way I learned it.

RJ
02-25-2012, 09:49 PM
That is how some of us older folks were taught to spell it. And I went to a few very good Catholic schools.


Perhaps dilemna is the latin spelling.

Raiderhader
02-25-2012, 09:50 PM
That is how some of us older folks were taught to spell it. And I went to a few very good Catholic schools.


Damm Catholic edumacation!

ReynardMuldrake
02-25-2012, 09:53 PM
Perhaps dilemna is the latin spelling.

Nope, the Greek root word is lemma, and every known translation is with a double 'm'. That's what's so strange about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilemma

FAX
02-25-2012, 09:59 PM
That is how some of us older folks were taught to spell it. And I went to a few very good Catholic schools.

Amazing. I never heard of it spelled that way. Of course, I attended a small, rural public school where they pronounced "wash" as "warsh" and I flunked high school English about 3 years running, so what do I know?

FAX

BigMeatballDave
02-25-2012, 10:00 PM
Huh?

I've never seen an N used in that word.

RJ
02-25-2012, 10:02 PM
Amazing. I never heard of it spelled that way. Of course, I attended a small, rural public school where they pronounced "wash" as "warsh" and I flunked high school English about 3 years running, so what do I know?

FAX


Perhaps warsh is the Latin spelling.

Rain Man
02-25-2012, 10:04 PM
Damm Catholic edumacation!

Technically, it's spelled edumnacation.

BigMeatballDave
02-25-2012, 10:08 PM
Dictionary.com doesnt recognize it.

BigMeatballDave
02-25-2012, 10:14 PM
Dilemna looks wromg to me.

Thats because it is :)

Oh, I see what you did there...

Raiderhader
02-25-2012, 10:22 PM
Technically, it's spelled edumnacation.


I figured since we were re-spelling words tonight, I'd throw my hat into the ring.

listopencil
02-25-2012, 10:52 PM
Technically, it's spelled edumnacation.

I just checked the internet and it's been changed to "edummacation" now.

JOhn
02-25-2012, 10:58 PM
Amazing. I never heard of it spelled that way. Of course, I attended a small, rural public school where they pronounced "wash" as "warsh" and I flunked high school English about 3 years running, so what do I know?

FAX

Warsh is the correct pronunciation, but Wash is the spelling. I always explained that it was an invisible R, kinda like the silent letters...lol

Phobia
02-25-2012, 11:11 PM
My dilemna is that I chose the wrong poll option. My spelling is a little above average and I learned it "mn". Guess we adapted though. I can work with it.

Bump
02-25-2012, 11:14 PM
I was always taught dilemna, never even would think to use mm

Bump
02-25-2012, 11:15 PM
Huh?

I've never seen an N used in that word.

racist

BigMeatballDave
02-25-2012, 11:54 PM
I was always taught dilemna, never even would think to use mm

Real head scratcher.

Educate yourself: Dictionary.com

BigMeatballDave
02-25-2012, 11:55 PM
Warsh is the correct pronunciation, but Wash is the spelling. I always explained that it was an invisible R, kinda like the silent letters...lol

My folks say warsh. Very annoying.

BigMeatballDave
02-25-2012, 11:55 PM
racist

LOL

BigMeatballDave
02-26-2012, 12:01 AM
Where did some of you go to school?

Most of my schooling was Missouri.

I have never. Ever. Not once. Ever seen it spelled with an N.

Until now.

cdcox
02-26-2012, 12:03 AM
When I was in grade school in the 60's and 70's, I anticipated the development and widespread adoption of spell check, so I never bothered to learn either one.

Rain Man
02-26-2012, 12:22 AM
Where did some of you go to school?

Most of my schooling was Missouri.

I have never. Ever. Not once. Ever seen it spelled with an N.

Until now.

So...you just ignored my thread about getting a new office? http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=255044&highlight=dilemna

I must say, I'm a little hurt.

BigMeatballDave
02-26-2012, 12:56 AM
So...you just ignored my thread about getting a new office? http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=255044&highlight=dilemna

I must say, I'm a little hurt.

LOL yeah, sorry. I had no info on office space.

Love the movie, though. :)

BigMeatballDave
02-26-2012, 01:15 AM
LoL if you Google Dilemna it says, Did you mean: Dilemma

Discuss Thrower
02-26-2012, 01:32 AM
This is a joke, right?

Dartgod
02-27-2012, 07:19 AM
Dilemna. I could care less what Dictionary.com says.

luv
02-27-2012, 07:46 AM
I've never seen it spelled "dilemna."

loochy
02-27-2012, 07:50 AM
I've never seen it spelled "dilemna."

You've never seen that because dilemna is not a word.

Amnorix
02-27-2012, 07:53 AM
This thread is very amusing to me.

I don't have a specific memory of being taught "dilemna", but I remember seeing it as "dilemma" at some point in adulthood and thinking "oh, that's wrong", and then later getting nabbed on a spell check and thinking "err, what?" I checked into it and saw "dilemma" everywhere and thought to myself "gee, weird, I really thought it was dilemna, but I guess not, hunh".

And there the matter has stood until this thread. Now I guess I need to put myself into the group of "yeah, I **SWEAR** I was taught 'dilemna'"

Another thread on this same topic here:

http://forum.thefreedictionary.com/postst326_Spelling-dilemna.aspx, and one post has this:

I just read a bunch of online discussions of this phenomenon, and people reported being taught dilemna in the US, Canada, and Great Britain from the fifties through the eighties. There appears to be a similar situation in French between dilemme and dilemne. The weird thing to me is how all of this mis-education could have happened in so many classes without one contrarian student being doubtful enough to look up the spelling in a dictionary. As far as I know, no one has ever been able to track the problem down to a misprint in a textbook, and there seems to be no dictionary anywhere any time that has listed dilemna.