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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Differences Between the U.K. and U.S. Editions

Editor: Edward Olson
 
This page indicates all differences between the U.K. and U.S. editions of the second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
pp. U.K. Edition U.S. Edition pp.
8 top-of-the-range top-of-the-line 3
10 fortnight two weeks 5
12 ice-creams ice cream 10
13 joint loin

10

21 was hard-done-by had it bad 14
23 completely at sea completely lost 17
17 September the first September first 16
19 wardrobe closet 17
22 tinned soup canned soup 22
24 'Bit rich coming from you.' "You should talk." 25
26 wound down rolled down 27
29 windscreen windshield 31
29 wellington boots rubber boots 32
33 Father Christmas Santa Claus 36
38 tank top sweater vest 44
39 holiday vacation 45
42 pulled the doors to pulled the doors closed 50
45 an apothecary's an apothecary 54
48 wonky lopsided 58
52 group who group that 63
53 cock-crow dawn 65
53 boot trunk 66
56 check no one's watching check that no one's watching 70
58 bonnet hood 73
66 good on you good for you 84
70 timetables schedules 89
76 can't say fairer can't do better 98
79 waste bin waste basket 102
79 candelabra iron chandelier 102
89 It's mad It's ridiculous 116
89 treacle toffee treacle fudge 116
93 shift the slime get the slime off 121
94 peaky pale 122
94 jump-jets missiles 123
96 he's got flu he's got the flu 125
101 go to the loo have a pee 133
111 hadn't got haven't got 146
111 nutter maniac 146
118 cistern tank 156
135 prised wrenched 180
135 prised open opened 180
147 end of term end of the term 197
160 Much the most difficult bit By far the hardest part 214
160 cupboard closet 214
161 treacle-thick glutinous 215
167 gormless clueless 223
173 news agent's variety store 231
185 grass on Hagrid squeal on Hagrid 250
187 rubbish lousy 252
198 they went, crocodile fashion they marched 267
199 A second later, Harry spotted something that made him hit Ron over the hand with his pruning shears. A second later, Harry spotted something.Several large spiders were scuttling over the ground on the other side of the glass, moving in an unnatuarally straight line a though taking the shortest route to a prearranged meeting. Harry hit Ron over the hand with his pruning shears. 268
199 Harry was pointing at the ground a few feet away. Several large spiders were scurrying across the earth. Harry pointed out the spiders, following their progress with his eyes screwed up against the sun. 269
199 Harry watched the spiders running away. Harry's eyes narrowed as he focused on the spiders. If they pursued their fixed course, there could be no doubt about where they would end up. 269
199 Professor Snape escorted Professor Sprout escorted 269
208 hatching Aragog out in hatching Aragog in 281
210 revising studying 284
226 monkey-like monkeyish 307
233 straight away right away 302
240 got fond grown fond 326

original copyright 2001 Edward Olson, used by permission

additions and corrections copyright 2012 Steve Vander Ark

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