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Thread #41028   Message #595542
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
19-Nov-01 - 09:11 AM
Thread Name: BS: Harry Potter
Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter
If only. If I could do the magic there'd be some young lads up in Buntingford who right now would probably be crawling around as toads...Until they've learned the errors of their ways.

The other significant similar establishment is Miss Cackles's Academy in the Worst Witch books by Jill Murphy, which also feel extremely authentic (and if you've ever seen Jill Murphy that's not too surprising) - my wife says it's very like the convent school she went to. For that matter Hogwart's is very like the boarding school I went to, though the food is a lot more lavish.

One thing more - as anyone who's read the Potter books should know, using the word Muggles as an insult, or sneering at Muggles in general, is the sort of racist thing Dumbledore and all honourable wizards and witches are dead against. The safe rule is to be very suspicious of anyone who talks in those terms.