Et tu, Brute

Conundrum would have been a good choice for the word of the day since it was in the title of Zuckerman’s article but I’ve already used it. So here’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 Mother’s Day.

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