Saturday, November 23, 2013

[Resources] Magic Words

Everyone knows a few magic words, the most common of which is probably Abracadabra. Wikipedia has a list of some of the greatest and worst.

They range from Persian words like Ajji Majji la Tarajji and staples of stage magicians like Hocus Pocus and Jantar Mantar Jadu Mantar. Don't recognize that last one? That's popular in India.

There are also a bunch of silly ones like Bippity, Boppity, Boo (from Disney's Cinderella's Fairy Godmother) to the Amazing Mumford's Alla Peanut Butter Sandwiches.

Whatever the magic words used, whether it was Walla Walla Washington or Sim Sim Sala Bim, all the nonsense phrases had some sort of effect, if only to make us laugh.

I'm sure you can find more magic words than those listed on Wikipedia. Perhaps you'll find some that would work great in your game.


  1. Did my comment post? Dang...
    The protoindoeuropean phonetic ALU makes words built from it magic. 'Ale' and Alcohol is thus a magic beverage.

  2. As somebody who has played/read (same thing, as it's a VN) Fate/Stay Night, I'm partial to "Trace on!" and the "I am the bone of my sword" litany.


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