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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-06-02 14:36:06

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'prestodigitation' for 'prestidigitation'

It’s a plausilbe reshaping, since ‘prestodigitation’ ought to mean something like ‘fast fingers.’ But the real etymology is different. About 100 ghits:

For Houdin, magic tricks, illusions, sleight of hand, prestodigitation—these are things that give him a bit of an ego boost.

and by what prestodigitation does a boy become a man? … 412aebef60

...develop confidence and stage presence as you demonstrate proficiency in performing prestodigitation.1 week $130** (includes $15 materials fee*) … ptions.cfm

it just looked sooo smooth and effortless. Prestodigitation at its finest.



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