Hi all -- I'm very interested in Dictionary Finale by Richard Osterlind. In general, Richard's mentalism effects are fabulous, but the write up of this effect on http://osterlindmysteries.com and video produced to show it on youtube are seemingly at odds in having the spectator choose a word. I'd appreciate a clarification.
The website says: A FREELY-SELECTED WORD -- "A freely-selected word is found to be missing from a legitimate dictionary! The mentalist directs the spectator to look inside the back cover and there he finds an “errata” slip explaining there is an error in the dictionary and that very word was left out!"
The video on the other hand has the spectator look at the last word on the last page of a book -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uylTzRISurc
So which is correct. IMHO if the spectator has to look at the last word of the last page of the book -- I'm asking myself, that's dumb... because the magician will undoubtedly know beforehand the word that the spectator will "choose."