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Harry Potter Misconceptions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Taure, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Pieman

    Pieman Seventh Year

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    I always thought that was Flamel.
     
  2. Rocag

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    My wife for some reason pronounced Voldemort as "Voldermont". I have no idea where she got that from.
     
  3. MonkeyEpoxy

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    I actually pronounced Voldemort with the silent T at the end before I saw the movies because that's how Jim Dale pronounced it in the audiobook, and it took a while for the hard T to become... not weird. AND THEN JK comes out and reveals that it was Voldemore all along.
     
  4. Mutt

    Mutt High Inquisitor DLP Supporter

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    I don't know how to pronounce Blaise.

    Is it "Blaze", or "Blay"?

    Blaze sounds stupid -- like something a stoner would name their kid -- but Blay doesn't fit the spelling.

    I just don't know. Many hours have been spent pondering this.
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2012
  5. CheddarTrek

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    I say it more like... Blay-sh ?
     
  6. Bill Door

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    I think it is meant to be pronounced "Blaze".
     
  7. Anarchy

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    It is. There's a car lot out here and the guy's name 'Blaise Alexander' is pronounced 'Blaze' in the tv commercials
     
  8. One armed boxer

    One armed boxer Second Year

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    It was mentioned in the first page, up until the first movie came out I thought hermione's name was pronounced "her-my-own"

    up until a year ago I pronounced it azkabam, facepalm moment when I realized it

    edit- also thought it was "Seveerus"

    Thought the same thing, but because I watched the fairly oddparents at the time.

    Always pictured Malfoy as this guy for some reason

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2012
  9. Uncle Stojil

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    Harry Potter and the Forests of Valbone just reminded me that I used to think Arthur's car was called the Angila.
     
  10. Celestin

    Celestin Half-Blood Prince

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    So did I until now.
     
  11. Jormungandr

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    I've always read it as 'Blaze' - strange I didn't have any problems with that name, when I did with Hermione's.

    Maybe 'cause I was more literate when HBP came out, I'unno.
     
  12. FranticArmoire

    FranticArmoire Muggle

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    I did this as well! I have no idea where I got it from either.
     
  13. Euroclydon

    Euroclydon High Inquisitor

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    I used to think that Ginny was pronounced Jin-ee and even argued with my sister about it when we were little. The movies set me right though.
     
  14. Mutt

    Mutt High Inquisitor DLP Supporter

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    Wait, what? It's not pronounced like that?
     
  15. knight504

    knight504 The Chosen One

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    TBH, I still pronounce it as Jin-nee despite knowing it's wrong. Pronounced with a "g" rather than a "G", if you get what I mean.
     
  16. Mercenary

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    A soft g versus a hard g.

    Gouge. Hard G

    Gin(like in Cotton gin) soft g.

    If I recall correctly.
     
  17. Ceebee

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    I used to think that the cauldrons they use for potions are the big ones that are like three or four feet high.
     
  18. Roarian

    Roarian High Inquisitor

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    Same. Really, that's still the mental image I have. I don't know if the books specify the exact size but the small movie ones do make some sense. :p
     
  19. Shinysavage

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    So...you used to think the 'Gin' is pronounced as in the drink, but now believe it's pronounced as in 'begin'? Or am I misunderstanding you completely?
     
  20. knight504

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    ...Fuck. I don't even know anymore. :facepalm

    *does brief google search*

    First site linked says it's pronounced JIN-ee and I'm going with that. Perhaps I've been confusing it with the Japanese pronunciation of 'Gin'.
     
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