Conundrum would have been a good choice for the word of the day since it was in the title of Zuckermanâ€™s article but Iâ€™ve already used it. So hereâ€™s something completely different. Anyone who has read Julius Caesar by Shakespeare knows that Caesar was killed on the ides of March. But is that a plural noun? Is there such a word as ide?
Ides – The 15th day of March, May, July, or October or the 13th day of the other months in the ancient Roman calendar.
So the ides of May are coming up a week after Motherâ€™s Day.