Momento vs. Memento
Wrong: Let’s get a momento of our trip.
Right: Let’s get a memento of our trip.
Momento is simply a misspelling (and mispronunciation) of memento. A memento is a keepsake, reminder, or souvenir. Think of memento as being short for “memorable moment.”
Lightening vs. Lightning
Wrong: Did you hear about lightening striking the church steeple?
Right: Did you hear about lightning striking the church steeple?
Lightening refers to the process of something becoming lighter (lightening a load, or lightening a shade of paint, for example). Lightning, on the other hand, is an electrostatic discharge between two clouds or between a cloud and the ground.
I have plenty more words and phrases to share with you , so come back soon.