The Future Interests discussion in Property just got weird…
Professor P: “This is an area of the law where magic words matter.”
Jill: “So the holding of this case1 is that the words “as long as” are more magic than the word “purpose?”
Professor P: “Yes! Exactly!”
Then, a few minutes later the magic theme allowed to Jack to give us a vocab lesson:
Jack: “So those words are less talismanic2 than the other words?”
1 Johnson v. Whiton, 159 Mass. 424 (Mass. 1893)
2 A debate erupted whether the word Jack used was “talismanic” or “telesmatic”, which both have similar definitions… I learned two new words today!