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Harry Potter
and the Philosopher's Stone

by J. K. Rowling

 

Differences

Editor: Edward Olson, additional information by Steve Vander Ark & Michele Worley

This page indicates differences between the British and United States versions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone.

 
pp. U.K. Edition U.S. Edition pp.
8 car park parking lot 3
9 the baker's opposite the bakery 4
9 lot bunch 4
10 shan't won't 6
11 her lot her crowd 7
13 sherbet lemon lemon drop 10
16 motorbike motorcycle 14
16 dustbin trashcan 14
19 bobble hats bonnets 18
19 roundabout carousel 18
19 cooker stove 19
20 punch-bag punching bag 20
20 sellotape scotch tape 20
21 mummy mommy 21
21 cine-camera video camera 22
21 video recorder VCR 22
22 cinema movies 22
23 sellotaped taped 24
23 fringe bangs 24
23 jumper sweater 24
23 bobbles puff balls 24
23 glove puppet hand puppet 24
24 bins trash cans 25
24 beetroot beet 25
24 ice lolly ice pop 26
29 comprehensive public school 32
29 letter-box mail slot 33
29 post mail 33
30 holidaying vacationing 34
34 toilet bathroom 40
35 video VCR 41
35 motorway highway 41
35 a sharp turning a sharp turn 41
36 multi-storey car park multilevel parking garage 43
37 packet of crisps bag of chips 44
42 mum mom 50
42 have a place have been accepted 51
43 Dear Mr Dumbledore, Dear Professor Dumbledore,
[written in a handwriting font]
52
52 notes bills 65
52 set books course books 66
53 hamburger bars hamburger restaurants 68
54 gummy toothless 68
61 football soccer 79
67 next day the next day 89
68 trolley cart 90
78 bogey-flavoured booger-flavored 104
83 trainers sneakers 110
91 three people left to be sorted. 'Turpin, Lisa' became three people left to be sorted. "Thomas, Dean," a Black boy even taller than Ron, joined Harry at the Gryffindor table. "Turpin, Lisa" became 122
93 jelly Jell-O 125
98 queuing lining up 131
101 Dear Harry, (it said in a very untidy scrawl) I know you get Friday afternoons off, Dear Harry, I know you get Friday afternoons off,
[written in a handwriting font]
135
122 pitch field 164
124 football soccer ball 167
124 rounders baseball 168
127 jacket potato baked potato 172
135 nobbled clobbered 184
140 crumpets English muffins 199
147 Happy Christmas Merry Christmas 200
147 sweets candy 201
150 a tea of a meal of 204
152 disused unused 207
161 Philospher's Stone Sorcerer's Stone 219
165 changing room locker room 225
167 revision timetables study schedules 228
168 One Hundred One Thousand 229
175 teddy the teddy 240
175 dressing gown bathrobe 240
179 revision studying 245
179 learns spells off by heart learn spells by heart 246
181 Prof. M. McGonagall Professor M. McGonagall
[written in a handwriting font]
247
182 lookout problem 249
193 on about talking about 265
214 sweet-shop candy shop 296
214 lavatory seat toilet seat 296
217 quits even 300
218 mad crazy 302
219 barking off his rocker 302
219 sweet-boxes candy boxes 303
221 drawn tied 306
222 came top of the year had the best grades of the first years 307

© 2001 Edward Olson, used by permission

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