I was surprised to discover my dictionary had this entry for dilemma:
a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, esp. equally undesirable ones
The notion of dilemma meaning two or more flies against what I was taught about the word. The very idea of a false dilemma is specifically based on the number two.
Has my dictionary merely updated its definition to encapsulate the many people who use dilemma for more than two equal choices? Or was someone in my youth being unnecessarily pedantic?