A dilemma?

 

Here is a dilemma. How many courses of action make a dilemma? Three, four, two hundred?

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The word dilemma comes from Greek, meaning two propositions (proposiciónes). So, if you have to decide between two things, you have a dilemma. If there are more than two courses of action, then you have a bigger problem or even a quandary (apuro).

Dilemmas are better – only two things to decide between! So the Greeks have a dilemma – in or out of the European Union.

 

 

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