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On 2005-05-16 20:26, Jaz wrote:
Dai Vernon (David Frederick Wingfield Verner) was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on June 11, 1894. He got the nickname of "Dai" when a typo in a newspaper gave him Dai instead of David. His last name "Vernon" came from the dancer, Vernon Castle, who with his wife was a dancer in early part of the century. While in New York, his name Vernon was carried over since most New Yorkers could not pronounce it correctly. Vernon is, without doubt, the most influential conjuror of the 20th century. He died at the age of 98, in Hollywood, California in 1992.


that's the version I believe in, still I wonder why he liked Dai enough to go with it.
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"that's the version I believe in, still I wonder why he liked Dai enough to go with it."
Because it rolled off the tongue better than Irving Oxsnard, and Dai always felt that things should come off as natural as possible. Smile
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