What’s your favorite common misspelling? Mine is “lightening” when the writer means “lightning.” The visual implications of “lightening guns” alone give me the chuckles.
I have plenty of pet peeves about spelling and usage, but I try my best to let go of them. One that still makes me wince is the use of “yourself” instead of “you” when a server asks for your order. The construction used to make sense in the more sexist world in which the man ordered for the woman in restaurants, but now it’s just affected and illogical.
But enough of peeves. What’s one of the misspellings that amuses you?