… of spelling “penchant” wrong. That’s what comes to mind with this word. I want to use it all of the time because I think it’s a terrific word and I like it. I know what it means, and I fell in love with it the first time I read it and after I looked it up in an actual, physical dictionary that we had to use back in the day. Here’s the meaning via Dictionary.com:
penchant: [pen-chuh nt; French pahn-shahn]
1. a strong inclination, taste, or liking for something:
a penchant for outdoor sports.
Word Origin: 1665-75; French, noun use of present participle of pencher to incline, lean Vulgar Latin *pendicāre, derivative of Latin pendēre to hang
Now, even though I “know” the word and have read it many times in several sources, whenever I try to say the word or write it, it always comes out “penchance” which, of course, is not a word with any meaning. So, I have a penchant for misspelling penchant as penchance. Ha!