What magician's word was contracted
to coin the word hoax?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics (meaning), linguistics, neologism, idiom, word origin, syntax, dialect, lexicon (vocabulary), diction, pidgin, synonym, antonym, homonym, cant, argot, lingo, and redundancy.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
A deception is a hoax and
hocus is a term used by the professional
Note: this is a proposed,
but unproven etymology.
Please note that these are draft questions for the board game MooT.
If you spot an error or disagree with anything I've said here,
please let me know and I'll fix it.
of hocus pocus is that the phrase is a corruption of the Latin "hoc es corpore
(filii)" i.e. this is the body of the son, said in mass. Or so I have
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