There is a word in the magic lexicon, that I frankly despise. In fact, I think as each year passes I hate it more. That word is 'trick' or 'magic trick'. It makes what we do sound so cheap. The word trick has negative connotations. No one likes to be tricked. For example:
- A cunning or skillful act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone.
- A mischievous practical joke
- An illusion. (again, not OUR type of trick) ‘I thought I saw a flicker of emotion, but it was probably a trick of the light’
- A skillful act performed for entertainment or amusement.
- A prostitute's client.