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Harry Potter Misconceptions

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

  1. Striker

    Striker What's up demons?

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    It's... not Seam-Uss? :(
     
  2. Bill Door

    Bill Door The Chosen One DLP Supporter

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    Nope. It's pronounced Shame-uss.
     
  3. Pieman

    Pieman Seventh Year

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    Hell, I thought the same until I was like 15 on account of being illiterate Australian swine. When I finally made the connection between the character and my racist hate-filled stereotypes (all of them being green drunks named shay-mus) about the Irish, I damn near shat a second Uluru.
     
  4. Nocturnesthesia

    Nocturnesthesia Fourth Year

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    I pronounced 'Sirius' as 'Cyrus' for a while. Lucius was also 'Loo-shuss'.

    I also pictured Hagrid as Tony the Tiger. I still mentally read his lines with Tony the Tiger's voice. Snape had a neckbeard too.
     
  5. Striker

    Striker What's up demons?

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    It's not Loo-shuss!?
     
  6. Bill Door

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    I thought it was more like Loo-see-uss.
     
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    Depends on your accent. Both are technically correct.
     
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    God damn you people need to learn to read.
     
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    I was taught to read phonetically, which means that anything borrowed from a foreign language is going to be horribly mangled. For example: Akatsuki "Ah Cat Suki" and not " Ah Cut Ski".
     
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    I came in here to see what I'd been pronouncing wrong in Harry Potter, only to learn that I've been doing Naruto wrong for years as well.

    /facepalm
     
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    ???

    If they're able to post in a forum, reading obviously isn't the problem.
     
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    Right? Ginerva sounds like a deleterious condition.

    "He was suffering from a pernicious case of ginerva, but the doctor prescribed some antibiotics and a special shampoo; hopefully that will clear it up."


    There's lumbago, vertigo, and ginerva. God help you if you get all three at once.

    I know there are a lot of people out there who think Ginny is a disease but, really, 'Ginerva?' I've just never understood that one. It doesn't sound like something you'd name a human being... more like a classification for fungus. :facepalm
     
  13. Ched

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    Assume anyone with that many posts on this forum is being funny/sarcastic.
     
  14. Kyouzou

    Kyouzou First Year

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    I used to pronounce it Lu-Key-Us, as in the latin name.
     
  15. MiLLo

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    Wait what? FML...
     
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  17. I, too, was under the belief that Ginny's full name was Ginerva. Well, live and learn. Seamus was 'Seam-uss' too, at least until the movies.
     
  18. Katricia

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    I don't know why, but I remember when I first read Harry Potter 7, I thought that the '19 years later' bit was a lot more than 19 years later. So I pictured Harry & co. as upper-middle aged, instead of in their 30s.

    Even once I figured out it was only 19 years later, I couldn't get rid of the mental image until the movie came out. xD
     
  19. Yeagen

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    That Harry Potter was a wizard with magical powers who attended Hogwarts.

    http://imgur.com/gallery/wq8Xm

    In all seriousness, I also got the pronunciation wrong on Sirius. Also, I don't remember exactly if I thought this and this would be a fairly large misconception if so but I believe there was a strong chance I thought Tonks was a man when I first read OotP. :facepalm

    Yes, that's a fairly large reading fail but I was much younger then and was probably just gobbling down the book as fast as I could.

    Last misconception I had(and this is just my personal opinion here) that PoA (my favorite Hp book) would eventually be outclassed by a later book in the series. To me it never was, and remains my favorite. I'm not sure why I liked PoA so much but I just find that one to be particularly excellent. It was also a refreshing change that Voldemort really wasn't in the book at all and instead focused on characters like Lupin, Sirius, and Peter.
     
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    PoA was my favorite as well.
     
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