The Spelling T-R-I-C-K

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The Spelling T-R-I-C-K

Postby Edward Pungot » June 8th, 2018, 8:21 am

Done with 10 Bee-Backed playing cards

[ mistakes ] ( Freudian slips )

F- U- C- K

F- O- U- R

S- E- X

S- I- X

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Re: The Spelling T-R-I-C-K

Postby Tom Frame » June 8th, 2018, 12:21 pm

Please elaborate!
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Re: The Spelling T-R-I-C-K

Postby Chas Nigh » June 8th, 2018, 2:40 pm

I think he's referring to the Edward G Brown spelling trick using a stack.

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Re: The Spelling T-R-I-C-K

Postby Edward Pungot » June 8th, 2018, 8:04 pm

I don't like the sucker punch aspect of the trick, but love the way it works. So the "mistakes" are my fault not the spectators in a spelling-touretets sort of presentation, where the mispells and seven become a running gag.

The E.G. Brown ref. may be hard to track down if the Castle Library isn't a place you have access to. Fortunately, Vernon has a nice handling of Brown's twist on a classic plot in "The Vernon Touch" column in Genii.

Genii July 1975 (Vol. 39, #7) p. 232 (HB)

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Re: The Spelling T-R-I-C-K

Postby Edward Pungot » June 8th, 2018, 8:23 pm

As for the ten: "A big fat hen"

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Re: The Spelling T-R-I-C-K

Postby Edward Pungot » June 13th, 2018, 10:27 pm

Extra Credit

"The Spelling Trick," The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown (1946)
https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/book/1043

"Joker Spelling Trick," by Ralph E. Hull
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_W._Hull

"Spelling the Spades," Mathematics, Magic and Mystery by Martin Gardner (1956)

"Trick No. 65," Scarne on Card Tricks (1949)

The Jinx Winter Extra (1937-38)

"The Improved Chevalier Card Trick, Or The Spelling Bee," Charles T. Jordan's Method Greater Magic (1920)

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Re: The Spelling T-R-I-C-K

Postby Edward Pungot » June 13th, 2018, 11:23 pm

Addendum

"The Interfering Joker," Verbal Magic by Juan Tamariz (2005)

"The Persistent Joker," Card Tricks That Work by Tom Sellers (1934)

"The Spelling Bee" (19th Century)

A nice follow-up for the ten-card version using the risky spelling errors would be Juan Tamariz's "Joy & Pleasure" from Verbal Magic (2008)

P. Diaconis also suggests the spelling trick as an opener to a three-part routine in the introductory remarks to Vernon's Revelation (1984)

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Re: The Spelling T-R-I-C-K

Postby Jack Shalom » June 13th, 2018, 11:39 pm

Add David Williamson's version.

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Re: The Spelling T-R-I-C-K

Postby Ryan Matney » June 14th, 2018, 7:52 am

Bob White also has a nice version of this on his DVD.
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