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Check this out on Nate's site. For me, it's exactly what I've been looking for.

http://kranzomagic.myshopify.com/collect......n-kranzo

Techniques for the modern thought reader.

Imagine having in your pocket a powerful demonstration of thought reading. Perform one on one, or on the largest stage.

A thought reading demonstration with a pocket dictionary. Over 35,000 words.

Perform impromptu mentalism with any borrowed magazine or novel.

Diction. The real work.

What could be more innocent than a pocket dictionary? Not to mention it has over 35,000 words and definitions! Impressive?! IF I pulled out a book you have never seen before you might be suspect, but this innocent and handy pocket dictionary is completely normal and examinable! Not to mentioned it is a Webster’s New World Dictionary, which is the most common commonly recognized dictionary in the WORLD.

Diction can be performed for one person at the coffee shop or for 800 people in a theater. It is a combination of several old ideas with some new subtleties to give added practicality, a contemporary look, and an off the cuff feel to it. Several subtle techniques are combined to create an unexplainable feat of mentalism.

Effect

You introduce Webster’s pocket dictionary containing over 35,000 defined words. You have a page selected by people choosing random numbers. No cards, dice, or props of any kind are used to select a page in a contrived way. Lets say page 42 is selected. The person holding the dictionary is asked to turn to that page. The performer can now instantly reveal AT LEAST TWO WORD REVELATIONS FOR ANY PAGE SELECTED. Not only that but the performer can even give details about the word and even full definitions!

What you get….

1. The most important prop is this Webster’s New World Pocket Dictionary. Note that this dictionary is ideal for carrying in your pocket and repeat use. It is NOT a paperback. Unlike most paperback dictionaries it won’t fall apart and become warn quickly due to its plastic cover. Feel free to toss it in the audience if you like. It will take a good lickin’. It can also be examined.

2. That special something for the dictionary test. You’ll understand soon.

3. The DICTION instruction booklet.

4. BONUS ROUTINE Emotional Reaction Book Test. Inspired by Larry Becker, Dany Tong, David Hoy, and Dai Vernon.

All this for the amazingly low price of $44.95

ONLY 500 PRINTED!!!

Get yours before they run out. This is a piece of mentalism that will be used by many for years to come.
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

..........John Greenleaf Whittier
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The worst demo I have ever seen. Why bother.
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I don't think I'd go for this one. Could be just me but a dictionary just comes across as something that is not as random as say a standard novel. There's an obvious order to things in a dictionary which might give specs a feeling that its somehow easier for you to get the word.

I'll wait for Chris's review on this one I think.
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I believe something was released through Elmwood Magic very similar to this.
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On 2009-04-30 17:00, magicman4646 wrote:
I believe something was released through Elmwood Magic very similar to this.


By choice & chance is an excellent effect using a Webster pocket dictionary & a pair of dice.

I'm wondering if Diction uses the same method without the dice?

I also wonder about the spectators being able to choose"random" numbers, can a page number simply be called out?


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This is what jumped out to me:

"The most important prop is this Webster’s New World Pocket Dictionary. Note that this dictionary is ideal for carrying in your pocket and repeat use. It is NOT a paperback. Unlike most paperback dictionaries it won’t fall apart and become warn quickly due to its plastic cover. Feel free to toss it in the audience if you like. It will take a good lickin’. It can also be examined".

It ships May 14th. It's only $44.95, so...I'll take the plunge. I've been looking for something like this for a while now, which I guess is why I'm excited about it being a common dictionary.
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the saddest are, "It might have been"

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Ad says -

No cards, dice, or math of any kind are used to select a page in a contrived way.
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That could also mean riffle force.
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On 2009-05-01 03:49, Kjellstrom wrote:
Ad says -

No cards, dice, or math of any kind are used to select a page in a contrived way.
Still with the Chinese circus Smile
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What exactly is meant by two word revelations? Does that mean if a random person says page 42 you can name two words that are on the page? If so then no thanks. that's just a memory feat. However if the person can name any random page out loud, go to that page, and choose any word and think of it, and you can reveal their word, I'm interested.
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I agree with baggins321. It would be cool if the spectator got to choose the word instead of the magician just memorizing two words from every page. That is still a feat in itself but as stated above, it is more of a memory test.

I also agree with pegasus. I really don't know what is happening to magic demo's these days but that video gave me less information than the product description.
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As I and others have written in our releases. It is always a weak point when the performer knows the page number. Audiences are smarter now a days. Hearing a page number can bring up thought of memorized pages or cue lists.

I am not knocking this effect, it could be excellent. I just tend to shy away from any book test where you have to have spectators call out the page number. When the person does it gives a possible solution.

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http://www.amazon.com/Websters-New-World......64561472
$5.99 plus Tarbell 6 'Sid Lorraine's Dictionary Message Reading.'
But I'm sure you all new that, right?
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Look forward to your review Christopher.
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This is similar to Paul's By Choice And By Chance in that it uses a very similar dictionary.

The dice idea is cool but just not my style. I DO think Paul's effect is great, practical, and commercial. There are a couple of other pocket dictionary effects out there that are worth tracking down as well. The Working Mentalist's Dictionary by Carlyle is one of them and very highly recommended.

Herbert Milton used the dice for a Telephone Directory test almost 70 years ago and the concept is much older. I mention Paul's great effect in the booklet that comes with Diction and I go into the history of the effects that are similarly done with Dictionaries and Telephone Books, and different techniques used etc.


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Here's a good photo of the dictionary in the hand:

http://www.hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/inc......em=11587
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On 2009-05-03 03:57, Andi Peters wrote:
I'm going to wait until Mr K sells these with 80% off on ebay like with Mental Frisbee.



Hi Andi,

I see your point. I learned my lesson. BIG MISTAKE. I really screwed up but it will not happen again. You have my word. Guaranteed!!! Please forgive me.

Mom will you forgive me? Love you mom! Happy Mothers Day!

Andi I'll do you one better. How about 100% off! : )

Lets have a little contest. A FREE Diction BOOK TEST Shipped ANYWHERE in the world to the first person who can name the first book test I ever performed.

Here is a hint. It was created in the late 1950s.

Good Luck!

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On 2009-05-01 11:13, Sleeveless wrote:
http://www.amazon.com/Websters-New-World......64561472
$5.99 plus Tarbell 6 'Sid Lorraine's Dictionary Message Reading.'
But I'm sure you all new that, right?


Hey there!

I LOVE Sid's idea found in Tarbell. BUT I must say it is NOTHING like DICTION. Sid's effect uses a heavily gaffed dictionary. While I would encourage anyone to look this up as it is a fine test it is NOT anything like Diction. Just didn't want anyone to be confused.

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I'm going to guess, Al Koran's Dictionary Test. Smile
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Hi Doug,

How ya been man?

Koran's test is great and a good guess.....but not the correct one.

A little more about Diction.

Diction is based on the work of some great minds like Ray Hyman and several others combined with practical additions I discovered through real world performances. More importantly...I have provided you with the perfect tools to carry a monster mental effect in your pocket.

All the best,

Kranzo
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