🏷  English pun · name   —   by Gerry · Feb 2022 · 81 words

The spooks like stories about wizards (as in Harry Potter), because the word puns with vizard, which is a mask. Spookery is all about masking one’s rulership.

Note: Etymologically, vizard is related to visor, while wizard is related to wise.

English wizard = magician; vizard = mask

vizard : a mask (cover for the face, used for disguise, protection, etc.) — English (Wikt)

wizard : someone, usually male, who uses (or has skill with) magic, mystic items, and magical and mystical practices — English (Wikt)

🏷  English pun · name