I know it's only been a few weeks since the last list, but shortly after I posted the last one I started seeing a bunch of common misspellings that I don't seem to have listed before.
So this set consists mostly of common misspellings, mostly based on sound, some of which won't be caught by spellcheckers. And one of which isn't actually wrong, according to the dictionary. (But what do those dictionary-makers know?)
- proscribe for prescribe.
- worse for worst (* "Do your worse!")
- break for brake (This one is very common. * "He slammed his foot down hard on the break pedal.")
- quandry for quandary
- besides the point for beside the point
- withdrawl for withdrawal (I'm surprised I haven't mentioned this before, as it's one of the most common misspellings I see)
- scortch for scorch
- breath for breathe and vice versa (* "Don't forget to breath." * "His breathe puffed out in a cloud.")
- wreck for wreak (usually in the phrase "wreck havoc"—but this is another one where the dictionary says I'm wrong; MW10 lists wreak as one meaning of wreck. Feh.)
- delerious for delirious.