an exercise in miscellany

Ouija Board

In wild card on August 15, 2011 at 8:41 pm

The Ouija board  also known as a spirit/fire key board or talking board, is a flat board marked with the letters of the alphabet, the numbers 0-9, the words ‘yes’ ‘no’ ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’, and other symbols and words are sometimes also added to help personalize the board. It is a registered trademark of Hasbro Inc.“, which markets and distributes the Ouija Board as part of its line of board games. It uses a planchette (small heart-shaped piece of wood) or movable indicator to indicate the spirit’s message by spelling it out on the board during a séance. The fingers of the séance participants are placed on the planchette, which then moves about the board to spell out words or become physically manifested. It has become a trademark that is often used generically to refer to any talking board.

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