Before the word "abracadabra" came along, magic and sorcery sputtered. Practitioners struggled for centuries with various formations of syllables before finding the perfect combination of sounds to add the needed zip to their spells, curses and charms. After extensive research, I compile here, for the first time, an exhaustive listing of other, less-successful words and phrases that witches, wizards and warlocks employed.
4. boo... boo... boo... (repeat until effect has been achieved)
7. somethingsomething or something else
9. suckmydeathydeath (dark magic practitioners only)
13. thisspellbroughttoyoubypepsi (never really worked, but magician got reimbursed for the product placement)