Mark Rimmell (markrimmell) wrote,
Mark Rimmell

"Ouija" Sounds rather occult doesn't it?

It's actually a name, trademarked by the Kennard Novelty Co. in the early 1890s, taking the French for yes and the German for yes. So I guess we've all been pronouncing it wrong. It was marketed as "Amusing, Scientific and Instructive" by William Fuld who also is credited with the invention of the return pool table. Just think about that next time you sink the cue ball down the pub and hear it rolling through the hidden mechanism under the slate, before being delivered to the little opening at the end of the table and into the hand of your opponent.

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