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Bert 18 Sep 02 - 01:23 AM
rob son of rob 18 Sep 02 - 01:44 AM
alison 18 Sep 02 - 01:47 AM
Steve Parkes 18 Sep 02 - 03:24 AM
Clinton Hammond 18 Sep 02 - 03:26 AM
Nigel Parsons 18 Sep 02 - 07:25 AM
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Subject: Harry Potter Folklore
From: Bert
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 01:23 AM

How much of the life of Harry Potter has entered into our society?

Do you find yourself saying "Sorry 'bout thaat" like Hagrid.
Or "Right then, Griffindor" like the sorting hat.
Do your kids have teachers with nicknames of "Mad Eyed Moody" or "Madam Hooch"?
And a caretaker named "Filch"?

Or are we the only family that loves Harry Potter?


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: rob son of rob
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 01:44 AM

My sister named her Cockatile "Hedwig" upon the urging of her freinds. I have noticed my self a increase in the use of common british slang by the people around me, but whether it is from Harry Potter, Terry Pratchett, Monty Python, the ol' "british invasion", the people i hang around, something else or a combiation of any of these i do not know.

My whole family has read all four books and agree they are great! Good storytelling.

Rob.


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: alison
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 01:47 AM

well Bert, I'm organising a Harry Potter party for my little girl's 7th birthday next month

and we have games of quidditch around the house and garden in the same way as I used to play hide and seek as a kid


slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 03:24 AM

Back in the 70s a lady was heard to exclaim "Frith in a pond!" in tones of exasperation. By and large, these things don't seem to soak in like radio and tv catc-phrases.

Steve

[Watership Down, if you really didn't know.]


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Subject: Harry Potter In Everyday Life
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 03:26 AM

We named our new car Norbert...

,-)

"oh look... he knows his mum..."


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 07:25 AM

rob, son of rob: The 4 books? oh yes, the three smaller books were issued in the UK for a charity 'Telethon' and so probably haven't gone far beyond these shores

Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 09:19 AM

The three smaller books? You mean The Philosopher's Stone, The Chamber of Secrets and The Prisoner of Azkaban? Shurely shome mishtake!

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: mack/misophist
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 09:55 AM

Actually, 'Sorry about that' is American. It became common among soldiers during Viet Nam.I'm pretty the Aussies didn't use it and can't rememeber and English there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 11:25 AM

I used to have a french teacher who we called 'Old Ma Marland'

My Mum apparently sends 'owls' instead of posting letters.

Of course everyone wants a Firebolt!!!....well I do anyway!

Cat


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: Giac
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 12:32 PM

"I shouldn't ha' said that. I should NOT have said THAT!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: Kim C
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 01:26 PM

Harry Potter hasn't crept into the family vernacular- yet. We say things like:

I can whack that bell if I want to. (Lonesome Dove)

It's a motto. It just says itself. (Lonesome Dove again)

Where's the happy little tire swing? (O Brother)

You cut me deep, Shrek. (Shrek, obviously)

Aye, yer goin the right way fer a butt-whackin!(Shrek again)

All that fancy talk don't mean doodly-squat. (Josey Wales)

Mmmm! Just like candy! (I Love Lucy, Vitameatavegamin)

'Course that last one does remind me of the Every Flavor Bean...


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 04:58 PM

I've quite often said 'Frith up a tree' and other such Frith related phrases... said one just now when I bent the third needle in my sewing machine that has just come back from the repairers and is going back tomorrow because he's buggered something that wasn't wrong before....

Anyway... Bratling makes Quidditch poles out of Lego in the same way my brother made goalposts. I've also noticed myself saying 'I shouldn't ha' said that', I should NOT ha' said that' when appropriate. I'm also called Hermoine at work... can't think why.

I suppose the house elf is an extension of the (non-existant) tea fairy, microwave fairy, cleaning fairy and bed making fairy that don't inhabit our house (although I have been known as the Tea Fairy at times.... but never at home). Anyone trying to call me Dobby will be given over to Fluffy.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 05:11 PM

The three little books? - one is "Quidditch through the Ages", one is "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". I haven't comes across the third.


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Sep 02 - 03:57 AM

Quidditch Through the Ages
by Kennilworthy Whisp (J. K. Rowling)
published: March 12, 2001

Rowling wrote this book along with Fantasic Beasts and Where to Find Them for charity. All proceeds will be donated to Comic Relief.
The book is designed to look like a Hogwarts library book. It has Harry Potter's name on it.
The book is mentioned in several Harry Potter books, but the author was never given until now.

Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Sep 02 - 04:06 AM

I may have been wrong about there being 3 extra books, I saw 2 for comic relief last year, and thought there was a third this year, but didn't buy it. They may have been selling of last year's stock

Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: Abuwood
Date: 19 Sep 02 - 02:28 PM

He always forgets the floo powder and the port key and so we have to walk home from the pub! And I still have the text from my youngest daughter's first term at Durham University saying Mum they are filming Harry Potter and they have covered the place with snow!


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: MAG
Date: 19 Sep 02 - 11:45 PM

I don't want to get people's hopes up too much, but BBC on-line just had an interview with Rowling saying the book -- ie, HP#5, Order of the Griffin -- is pretty much done and fans won't have to wait much longer. This good news came to me from the CHILD_LIT listserv.


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: Blackcatter
Date: 19 Sep 02 - 11:57 PM

The sad thing I've found in the U.S. is the lack of interest young Potter fans have in reading anything else other than Potter stuff. While it may be good stuff, it's a shame so few kids are picking up the favorites of generations past.


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: MAG
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 12:47 AM

Um, as a young people's librarian, I can say that (thanks to people like me who see it as our job!) young readers ARE picking up other books; they only need the suggestion that if they enjoyed the Harry books so much, they needn't wait for Harry #5 to read another book. Wynne-Jones, Ibbotson, McKillip, any number of excellent fantasy authors. or school stories. or boys' stories. or girl vs. boy story (Naylor, The Boys Start the War). Good vs. evil. Lloyd Alexander. Susan Cooper. You get the drift.

More kids have picked up Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy than I would have believed.

And I was one of those turned off toC S Lewis even as a kid because he obviouusly did NOT like girls very much ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: hesperis
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 01:27 AM

Once someone's interested in something it just takes a teensy suggestion (preferably from non-family, that's more objective) that they'd possibly like to read something else.

My friend is a Harry Potter fanatic, she called me a parselmouth once because in this one fiction I'm writing, I'm part Dragon and can therefore talk to snakes. I don't think it counts as parselmouthing if you're actually part wyrm yourself... I identify much more with Hermione, actually.

I'm not addicted to the Potter series, but it's good fun and I'll probably pick up a few phrases because my friend says them. *g*


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 03:10 AM

The next book is hopefully going to be around about Christmas, she's busy being pregnant at the moment. Heck if I had a new husband like hers, I wouldn't be much interested in writing either....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 04:33 AM

If the next book is out around Christmas, it can get some great cross-selling with the second film!

There is a rumour going round (I should know, I started it). That John McEnroe approached J.K.Rowling for a major part in the third movie. Her response was "You cannot be Sirius".

Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: Bert
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 01:08 PM

Hesp as Hermione, I love it.
The Hermiony in the book though, not the one in the movie. The one in the movie was too snotty. The book said she was 'bossy' it didnt say she was snotty as well, I guess people in the movie industry don't know the difference. It was a shame because the rest of the casting was excellent.


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: mmm1a
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 11:29 AM

Mag thanks for the tip on when the new book will be out, my son and I ahve been waiting for it:). Blackcatter I can only speak for my kids and their friends but after reading Harry Potter they were interested in readingother books as well. My 12 year old son just finnished The Lord of the Rings Triology and now is reading a Japanese based fantasy. He likes reading all different kinds of books and is well above his age reading level. I can definately say that giving a child a love of all books is a valuable gift and one that will hepl them through out there life.

mmm


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: Amergin
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 11:42 AM

i love the harry potter books...have read those four books several times....love them...can't wait for the next one....and the second movie comes out in november....


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: Amergin
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 11:47 AM

oh another thing...has anyone checked out the quidditch broomstick? aparently it vibrates...and is real popular with teenage girls....


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Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter Folklore
From: MAG
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 01:21 PM

Yeah, supposedly the customer comments on Amazon.com are real interesting ... I haven't been there yet.


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