What is this “Guileful” you speak of?
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word guile means deceitful, cunning, duplicity, with guileFUL being the adjective form of the word.
Where did I get it? I found it initially within an obscure quote from a magician only famous to other magicians. How obscure? I tried to find it for this article, but I couldn’t find it again.
The word is also found within the dedication of a book considered essential reading for card magicians and gamblers.
THIS BOOK is DEDICATED to all who love the art of conjuring with cards; to the most skilful adept aswell as the youth yet to explore the heady mysteries of the art; to the man who comprehends theabracadabraish nomenclature of the craft as well as to those to whom such knowledge offers an opensesame to a new and exciting world; to the experienced in guileful trickery and to the tyro stillexperiencing the intoxicating excitement of thumbing through the textbooks of the craft; to the rich andpoor, wise and foolish, young and old; to all the present generation of card conjurers as well as to thegenerations to come; in the sincere hope that they may find in its pages a knowledge which will enablethem to add to the prestige and the dignity of the art of conjuring with cards.
Why do I use it?
I thought I’d initially go with a website ScottLesovic.com but I found that many people butcher my last name; either in spelling or pronunciation. If someone can’t spell a domain, how can they remember it or type it correctly to find me?
I goofed anyways. It was cool to me, but few people that I talked to knew how to pronounce it and always asked what it means. So I still have a non-memorable, hard to spell website/business name.
From here, I will be looking for something else to re-brand the website. The magic will still come from me and will still be awesome.
So, reader, if you have any ideas on a new name, shoot me an email or leave a voicemail. You can find the details on the contact page.