What magician's word was contracted
to coin the word hoax?
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A deception is a hoax and
hocus is a term used by the professional
Note: this is a proposed,
but unproven etymology.
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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