Interesting info on magic words

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Interesting info on magic words

Postby Jeff Pierce Magic » May 19th, 2008, 2:32 pm

you might find this interesting.

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Re: Interesting info on magic words

Postby Jonathan Townsend » May 19th, 2008, 3:06 pm

I guess that's better than pointing to the online urban dictionary.

Any thoughts on decoding "because"?
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Re: Interesting info on magic words

Postby Jacky Kahan » May 19th, 2008, 3:26 pm

Doesn't This sound more convincing?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abracadabra

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Re: Interesting info on magic words

Postby Bill Palmer » June 15th, 2008, 10:34 pm

Well, that shoots my theory about it referring to a piece of lingerie worn by a corpse all to hell, doesn't it? ;)
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Re: Interesting info on magic words

Postby Jonathan Townsend » June 15th, 2008, 10:38 pm

The ancient Egyptian practice of putting text on paper and then dissolving the ink off the paper suggests some things about the "word" ;)
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Re: Interesting info on magic words

Postby Gord » June 17th, 2008, 12:51 am

Jacky Kahan wrote:Doesn't This sound more convincing?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abracadabra

cheers

Jacky
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Wow, an explanation of an ancient, mystical word mixed with a bit of Pokemon. That is why I hate Wikipedia.

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Re: Interesting info on magic words

Postby Gord » June 17th, 2008, 1:00 am

Jonathan Townsend wrote:The ancient Egyptian practice of putting text on paper and then dissolving the ink off the paper suggests some things about the "word" ;)


The phrase "The word has two meanings" pops to mind.

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Re: Interesting info on magic words

Postby Jonathan Townsend » June 17th, 2008, 9:02 am

As long as one of the meanings is good - we're cool.
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