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Throughout the Harry Potter books, there are some variations between the Bloomsbury (British) and Scholastic (American) editions. Below the first section on "Philosopher's vs. Sorcerer's" is a section on other different terminologies used.

Philosopher's vs. Sorcerer's

When Scholastic was publishing Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in America, they decided to rename the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They claimed that the American and British uses of the word philosopher were a bit different, so therefore sorcerer was a zaidi appropriate word. Any true Harry Potter fan, American...
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posted by Thecharliejay
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HOGWARTS STAFF
Headmaster Albus Dumbledore: His first name is from the Latin word alba, "white." His last name, according to Rowling interviews, is Old English for "bumblebee." In colour symbolism, white often stands for purity, so the headmaster's name suggests honour and a hard-working nature ("busy as a bee").
Professor Binns: A bin is a large storage container. A dustbin is British English for a garbage can. This boring professor could be described as a ghostly storage for information that many Hogwarts students view as rubbish.
Headmaster Armando Dippet: Armando is from the name Armand,...
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posted by ginnyweasleyfan
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Harry Potter married Ginny Weasley. They had three children, James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna. He became head of the Auror's Department under Kingsley Shacklebolt.

Ginny Weasley played quidditch for the Holyhead Harpies. After deciding to raise a family, she retired and became Senior Quidditch correspondent at the Daily Prophet.

Hermione Granger married to Ron Weasely and had two children, Rose and Hugo. Hermione went back to Hogwarts and sat her NEWTS before working for Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures and helping house elves. She then moved to the Department...
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*DISCLAIMER* I did not come up with any of these, I found them all online and put them together...the viungo which i used are cited in the description. So let's not waste any zaidi time and get started with the 50 bila mpangilio Harry Potter Facts!!

1) Hermione's last name was going to be Puckle.
2) Hedwig was played kwa a male in the movies.
3) If a Muggle were to come across Hogwarts, all they would see was a sign that said, "Keep out, dangerous building."
4) Fred and George were born on April Fool's Day... That should explain their mischievous acts :)
5) Snape was partially based on a teacher JKR once had....
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posted by Hermione30
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Ever wondered what the dedications at the beginning of each Harry Potter book mean? wewe can find all the majibu on this page!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher/Sorcerer's Stone
For Jessica, who loves stories, for Anne, who loved them too, and for Di, who heard this one first.
Explanation: Jessica is JK Rowling’s twelve-year-old daughter. Anne was Jo’s mother, who, unfortunately, died of Multiple Sclerosis on December 30th, 1990. Dianne, au “Di," is Jo’s younger sister who she read Philosopher/Sorcerer’s Stone before Jo sent it off to be reviewed.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets...
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posted by fanofh2o
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I will not skip to the headmaster's office imba 'we're off to see the wizard' ... lol

"I will not make jokes about Lupin and 'his time of the month'"

Knock knock.
Whos there?
You know.
You know who?
He's dead, wewe can say his name now.



How many deatheaters does it take to light up a wand?
One, but you'll have to find one with a hand.

How many snape's does it take to light up a wand?
WAIT! HE'S ABOUT TO INVENT THE NEWEST REMEDY FOR GREASY HAIR!

The Giant Squid is not an appropriate tarehe to the Yule Ball.

I will not use Umbridge's quill to write "I told wewe I was hardcore".

I will stop referring to...
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posted by Leightonfan
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Well, I know some people say that it's bad because it has withcraft, but I think te movie is very entertaining and kind of funny. My inayopendelewa character is Harry Potter, ofcourse. I like him because she's a little diferent from the others in a way. To me, he also seems like the "chosen one" if wewe know what I mean. Ron is really cool too. He's the funny guy in the group. Hermione,at first got on my nerves because she she seemed like a know it all. During the third movie, I started to like her more.
That pretty much covers the three main characters so I'll go on to how I feel about the storylines...
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Dolores Umbridge: the horrible woman who is the most cruel and hated character in the Harry Potter series. Here are 100 reasons as to why I hate Dolores Umbridge.


1) She believes in extremely harsh, severe, and cruel punishments.

2)Too much pink.

3) She's just doesn't make sense. Like, how she tells everyone to raise their hands if they want to speak, but then she ignores them.

4) She's racist. Well, she's technically "half-breed-ist", because she thinks wizards and witches are better than centaurs, werewolves, goblins, elves, etc. I hate that, because without the help of a lot of half breeds,...
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I decided to write this makala because I have seen many maoni lately that kind of bother me.

There are several picks in which this has come up, but the last one I have seen, and the reason why I am uandishi this is the question: ¿Have wewe completely changed your attitude towards a character after reading/watching their past stories? (or something along those lines)

link

It is a really interesting question, and what really caught my attention were the answers, the comments, especially since it wasn't the first time that I am kusoma maoni like those.

The thing is that in that pick, James...
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posted by Starwarschick18
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I started kusoma the hp series when I was 12.
My grandma bought me the 1st book for Christmas.
As soon as I finished it I instantly loved it and re-read it about 4 times! I became obsessed with collecting the entire series and eventually obtained all seven volumes. Why I upendo Harry Potter so much is J.K Rowling really transports wewe to a different world with her style of writing. There is so much detail and realism in her uandishi that whenever I read the vitabu I am compeletly engrossed in the Harry Potter universe. Another thing I really upendo about the vitabu is the characters are really believable...
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posted by HuddyJoy0524
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So I've been thinking about this a lot lately...I discussed this with a friend a few months ago. We were talking about how many Christian groups (as wewe well know) have condemned HP as anti-Christian. In fact, I believe that the Harry Potter story is actually a symbolization of the Christian religion.
Note: This is entirely my opinion and is not meant as "Christian propaganda" au to offend anyone in the slightest. It is merely my opinion! :)

Harry Potter is Jesus. Whaaaaat?!
1) Both HP and Jesus were born into humble beginnings.
Jesus was born in Bethlehem, a tiny town literally in the middle...
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 Bellatrix Lestrange
Bellatrix Lestrange
I have been on the Harry Potter spot for a while now and I constantly find myself getting asked "why do wewe like Bellatrix?" So I decided to type up this article. Thank wewe lifeisgoodx3 for inspiring me to do so.

So why would some one like a person who killed Sirius, Dobby, Tonks, and tortured Hermione and the Longbottms? Well I actually have multiple reasons as to why I like her; Bellatrix stands for what she believes in, she's crazy and funny, pretty, unique, strong and confident, she has an interesting story behind her, I can relate to her, she has potential to be a good guy, and I have a...
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posted by lauracullen66
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At my uni we've been studying the way gender and sexism shapes the education curriculum.

This was an makala we were actually aliyopewa to read and debate about in a seminar:

"Harry Potter's girl trouble
The world of everyone's inayopendelewa kid wizard is a place where boys come first.
By Christine Schoefer

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Four factors made me go out and buy the Harry Potter books: Their impressive lead on the bestseller lists, parents' raves about Harry Potter's magical ability to turn kids into passionate readers, my daughters' clamoring and the mile-long waiting lists at the public library. Once I opened "The Sorcerer's...
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My opinion of the juu inspirational nukuu for the Harry Potter Series. maoni on anything I missed!

-It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live

-There are all kinds of courage. It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to our enemies, but a great deal zaidi to stand up to our friends

-Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love.

-If wewe want to know what a man's like take a look at how he treats his inferiors not his equals

-It is out choices that onyesha who we truly are, far zaidi than our abilities.

-Happiness can be found even in the darkest...
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I upendo Draco Malfoy so much! And we all know that he has a knack for good comebacks. So, these are some things wewe can say au do when he insults you. Let's get this orodha started!

1.If he calls wewe a Mudblood, say "At least I'm no bleached blonde."
2. If he makes fun of wewe for being bad at Quidditch, get the Snitch from right under his nose and don't let him forget it.
3. Slap him across the face.
4. Do a Moody and turn him into a ferret.
5. Turn his hair pink.
6. Call him a Daddy's boy.
7. Bewitch snowballs to constantly hit him on the back of his head.
8. Sneak a Puking Pastille into his dinner--...
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posted by hatelarxene
5
 A rare and natural beauty
A rare and natural beauty
5. Ginny-For starters, I upendo her beautiful red hair. It's so gorgeous. I upendo it when she has that white maua, ua in her hair, it's pretty. I also upendo her eyes. She's just stunning. She has an amazing smile. She is such a natural beauty.

4. McGonagall-Now, before wewe start calling me weird, let me explain. Have wewe seen her as a young woman? She's gorgeous! I upendo her big eyes, they're so amazing. She has gorgeous hair.

3. Luna-I upendo Luna's looks! She's stunning! I upendo her long, blonde hair. I also adore her eyes, not to big and not too small. I upendo her figili, radish earrings, they compliment her...
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 Wax muhuri
Wax Seal
Supplies:
Paper (You could use regular paper and give it a tea/coffee effect au wewe could use parchment paper. (I used the parchment)
These Harry Potter FREE Fonts found here. (You can pick and choose which ones wewe want. There is no wrong way to do this, I promise)
Address Labels (this is to print out a faux wax seal)
Twine (optional)

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The first page of the acceptance letter says:

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Headmaster: Albus Dumbledore (Order of Merlin, First Class, Grand Sorc., Chf. Warlock, Supreme Mugwump, International Confed. of Wizards)
Dear (Your name)

We are pleased...
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Now that Harry Potter is over, I’ve made a little orodha of the films from my least-favorite to most inayopendelewa (as of now…it tends to change), listing some of the pros and cons of each. I wrote this just for fun, and I’d like to hear your thoughts as well. This is just my humble opinion, and I’m sure it will be different from yours, but no rude maoni please :)



#8. HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (2004) Mike Newell
The fourth Harry Potter movie, whilst not being exactly the longest, feels like it’s the longest. The special effects are great, but in my point of view they hardly...
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posted by zanhar1
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To start I would like to say that I am not posting this to be mean au start any fights. I'm posting this because a lot of people ask me why I don't like her au simply assume it's only because I like Bellatrix, and I want to clear this up. Plus I'd rather just post a link to this makala rather than explain it every time someone asks.

Anyways, the first and biggest problem I have with Molly is (yes the obvious one lol, I'll get it out of the way first) that she killed Bellatrix. I do respect her motives, her kid's life was on the line. But I still don't like it. I also don't like how she called...
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Chapter 1    
The Wand


“No, Dad, please!” I screamed into my hands, my eyes full of tears. Hogwarts wasn’t a normal school, not that my family was normal, but I didn’t want to have any part in it. First we had to songesha all the way from New York to England, then a letter came telling me I’d been accepted at a school “for witchcraft and wizardry,” a boarding school, none the less.
    My dad held me on his lap. Being eleven, I was a bit old for that, but he’d let me anyway, “just this once,” he’d said.
    “I know...
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