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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 more appropriate word. Any true Harry Potter fan, American...
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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
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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I love Draco Malfoy so much! And we all know that he has a knack for good comebacks. So, these are some things you can say or do when he insults you. Let's get this list started!

1.If he calls you a Mudblood, say "At least I'm no bleached blonde."
2. If he makes fun of you 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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Please read and tell me what you all think about it! My first one *fingers crossed*

Summary: My first ever fanfic! The Next Generation kids can't get enough during Christmas at the Burrow! All ages set two years before epilogue.

"Watch out!"

A snowball sailed through the air, nearly missing a blonde head as it hit a tree.
"Take that!" cried fifteen year old Victoire Weasley as she got up and aimed a snowball at her sister, thirteen year old Dominique Weasley. Dominique squealed as the snowball collided with her forehead. "I'll get you for that!" she yelled, as she chucked a snowball through...
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I decided to write this article because I have seen many comments 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 writing this is the question: ¿Have you 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 reading comments like those.

The thing is that in that pick, James...
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posted by ladolcevita
- It isn't illegal to do this, since the publisher posted it up on the internet first, just in hard to read handwriting.

OK, So this is J.K Rowling's 2 Page StoryCard.
Read it first, and the read my thoughts about it.
Then, you can post your's in the comments!!

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The speeding motorcycle took the sharp corner so fast in the darkness that both policemen in the pursuing car shouted,"Whoa!" Sergeant Fisher slammed his large foot on the brake, thinking that the boy who was riding pillion was sure to be flung under his wheels; however, the motorbike made the turn without unseating either of...
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This is solely based on opinion.
They are my least favorite characters, especially from when i was reading the books.


1. Dolores Umbridge


If I am writing any articles on least favorite characters then definitely she will make number one. Because I there were times when i felt that she worse than Voldemort himself. She has an annoying crooked smile all the time, even she makes someone cry or suffer. She is like a cyborg with no feelings at all. She makes up all sort of false conclusions like Voldemort never returned and gave Harry a detention full of torture. And she doesn’t give a damn...
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The Harry Potter movie era is over, but the adventures of the amazing characters still live in our hearts. Still, several times people are kind of wacko and say that Twilight is better than Harry Potter. I'm going to give you a list of reasons why this is not true, and prove once and for all, that Harry Potter really is the ultimate book/movie series.

1)J.K. Rowling doesnt change mythology- vampires are vampires and if they go in the sun, they die. On the other hand, Stephenie Meyer ruins mythology and lets her vampire character SPARKLE and not DIE in the sunlight
2) Harry Potter actually has...
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posted by Thecharliejay
101 ways to annoy proffesor snape

1. Learn a charm that gives it's unsuspecting victim a large, fluffy, white rabbit's tail. For a week. Put it to good use.

2. Tell him you've lost your pet werewolf and has he seen it?

3. Scatter rose-petals in front of him wherever he goes.

4. Sneak up behind him and shout 'Your robes are on fire!'

5. Hug him. Say you were on strict instructions from Dumbledore to do it.

6. Learn a charm that makes fabric turn day-glo pink. You know what to do next.

7. Get an owl. Name it after him.

8. shout da da da dum whenever he passes by or enters a room.

9. Shout '10 points from...
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posted by Thecharliejay
1. I will not poke Hufflepuffs with spoons, nor will I insist that their House colors indicate that they are "covered in
bees".
2. No matter how good a fake Australian accent I can do, I will not imitate Steve Irwin during Care of Magical Creatures
class.
3. "I've heard every possible joke about Oliver Wood's name" is not a challenge.
4. Putting up Doug Henning posters in Filch's office is not appropriate.
5. I will not go to class skyclad.
6. The Giant Squid is not an appropriate date to the Yule Ball.
7. I will not use Umbridge's quill to write, "I told you I was hardcore".
8. I will stop referring...
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posted by PotterLambert93
Chapter 2
Bad News

    A few days had passed since the disaster. Ginny and her mother were preparing dinner while everyone was at work. She was doing everything she can to avoid Harry in her thoughts by doing chores. As dinner was set on the table, Mr Weasley arrived home, looking distraught.

Ginny: Is everything ok at work dad? she noticed The Daily Prophet in his hands

Mr. Weasley: Well, I think this should explain it...

He gave the Daily Prophet to his daughter. Suddenly, Ginny gave a huge outcry. Right in front of the paper was a picture of Harry with big huge words:

WANTED...
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I AM SO SORRY FOR THE WAIT! BUT I HAVE SOME GOOD NEWS! I FINALLY HAVE INTERNET! YEAH, YOUR THINKING WHATS SO GOOD ABOUT THIS FOR YOU, BUT ME HAVING INTERNET AT HOME MEANS I NO LONGER HAVE TO GO TO THE LIBRARY, AND INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR IT TO OPEN, I CAN JUST POST THE NEW CHAPTER AS SOON AS ITS READY! ISN'T THAT GREAT!HOORAY!! ON WITH THE CHAPTER!

Chapter 12: I Love the Smell of Rumors on Halloween Morning!

On Halloween morning I woke up to the smell of baking pumpkin all over the place.Sweet, they're preparing pumpkin pie,my favorite kind. Even better, Flitwick announced in Charms that we were...
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posted by RealBenTennyson
This is a very small One-shot I wrote some weeks back. It just shows what Bellatrix was thinking when she killed Sirius.


"Come on, you can do better than that"

His voice echoed inside her. Who does he think he is? He is challanging me? That TRAITOR. Disgrace to the noble Black family! He should be here, fighting from her side, from Dark Lord's side. But he is there, helping Potter and is smiling! Smiling like fool.

"STUPEFY"

She yelled with all her power. A red jet of light hit him straight in chest and a smile, a smile of victory tugged on her lips.

He started falling! He kept falling, deep through...
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I HAVE A FEELING ITS A LITTLE SHORT BUT HERE'S THE NEW CHAPTER, PLEASE COMMENT!
OH AND SILLY ME I FORGOT TO GIVE A DESCRIPTION OF HAYLEY SO YOU CAN IMAGINE HER. SHE'S OBVIOUSLY 11, ABOUT 4'10, HAS DYED BLACK HAIR WITH PURPLE HIGHLIGHTS, PURPLE CONTACTS, AND MOSTLY WEARS BLACK, PURPLE AND BLUE AND JEANS, ALMOST NEVER WEARS SKIRTS OR DRESSES,OH AND SHE'S A SKATER THAT LOVES ROCK MUSIC.

Chapter 4:All Aboard the Crazy Train

I may be crazy,but I think I'm actually excited to go to Hogwarts.I mean its a MAGIC school! I wonder why I was not happy with this. Oh right, cause even if I am a, a wi..a wi,...
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posted by starvingbarbie
CHAPTER ONE

VIOLA HOLLOW – RAVENCLAW POV

Hogwarts was a school of witchcraft and wizardry.

Haven’t heard of it? Join the club.

A selected few used to think that being called a “witch” was an insult. I’m one of those selected few, being a muggle-born and all. Although “muggle-born” is the politically correct term, Slytherins have developed a habit of calling us “mudbloods”. It’s a highly offensive term.

I was a witch, while my brother was a wizard. We both come from a string of muggles – A.K.A. non-magical beings – who have never heard of “Hogwarts” or anything else that...
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I do not own Harry Potter, or A Midsummer Night's Dream. I did have a dream in summer one time, though...I think.

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CORNELIUS
Now, Lydia, our nuptial hour
Draws on apace; four happy days bring in
Another moon: but, O, methinks, how slow
This old moon wanes! She lingers my desires,
Like to a step-dame or a dowager
Long withering out a young man revenue.

LYDIA
Four days will quickly steep themselves in night;
Four nights will quickly dream away the time;
And then the moon, like to a silver bow
New-bent in heaven, shall behold the night
Of our solemnities.

CORNELIUS...
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posted by zar_far11
*DISCLAIMER* I did not come up with any of these, I found them all online and put them together...the links which i used are cited in the description. So let's not waste any more time and get started with the 50 Random Harry Potter Facts!!

1) Hermione's last name was going to be Puckle.
2) Hedwig was played by 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 Mallory101
1. Ask him why he 'doesn't have such a cool scar?'
2. Laugh at him.
3. Wake him up by singing Beach Boys songs in his ear. 'Round, round, get around, I get around...'
4. Knit him things. Really hideous things.
5. Give him kangaroo-ears for a month.
6. Smile during Death-Eater meetings and say you taught him everything he knows.
7. Chew bubblegum all the time. Should he address you, your only response will be a series of huge bubbles in quick succession, the last of which will burst everywhere and make a mess.
8. Dance the Funky Chicken.
9. Ask him when was the last time he took a bath.
10....
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To start I would like to say that I am not posting this to be mean or start any fights. I'm posting this because a lot of people ask me why I don't like her or 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 article 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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