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In the middle ages Christian priests would recite “hoc est corpus”, meaning “this is the body”, during mass when turning bread into the body of Christ. Since nobody spoke or understood Latin, this chant was garbled into “hocus pocus”, which we still use when performing magic tricks today.

Hocus-pocus What’s the origin of the phrase ‘Hocus-pocus’? From the early 17th century onwards ‘hocus pocus’ (now more often spelled as a single hyphenated word) has been used as an incantation by conjurers when performing tricks. Conjurers didn’t limit themselves to the phrase hocus pocus in their stage patter. The first [feature that juggling consists …

In the middle ages Christian priests would recite “hoc est corpus”, meaning “this is the body”, during mass when turning bread into the body of Christ. Since nobody spoke or understood Latin, this chant was garbled into “hocus pocus”, which we still use when performing magic tricks today. Read More »

The language spoken in Wakanda is Xhosa, an official language of South Africa and Zimbabwe and that John Kani who played King T’Chaka is a native speaker

‘Avengers: Infinity War’: What Are the Wakandan Soldier’s Chanting in New Footage? Marvel Studios released a new television spot for the highly-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War today. The spot contained a ton of new footage with a particularly focus on Wakanda, complete with T’Challa and the Wakandan forces chanting before charging into action. In the new …

The language spoken in Wakanda is Xhosa, an official language of South Africa and Zimbabwe and that John Kani who played King T’Chaka is a native speaker Read More »