When put on a word, anyone who then says that word becomes trackable by the caster; saying the word breaks protective enchantments and causes some kind of magical disturbance. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read MoreMr. Tibbles• Character
Mr. Tibbles or Tibbles is one of Arabella Figg’s cross-bred Kneazles/cats. He works as a look-out for Mrs. Figg and he watches Harry Potter. He rushes to inform her when Mundungus Fletcher leaves his guard-duty post. Tibbles, like Mrs. Figg’s other Kneazles, can understand human speech (OP2). Read MoreThe time the US editors screwed up a Harry Potter book• Article
Way back in the late 90s, the Harry Potter books came out in Britain first, long before the US editions. In fact, it took a whole year for Philosopher's Stone to be Transfigured into Sorcerer's Stone. During that year, the editors at Scholastic changed a lot more than the title. They replaced a lot of British terms which they assumed would confuse American readers.
In some cases, I guess they were probably right. Many Americans would have no idea what a "bobble hat" or a "packet of crisps" was, and in the U.S. a "jumper" Read More
— "Mimble wimble"
Binds the target’s tongue to keep him or her from talking about some specific subject. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:07 — 2.8MB)Subscribe:… Read MoreTonks, as part of the Advanced Guard, escorts Harry Potter to Grimmauld Place• Event
Tonks arrives with the other members of the Guard in Privet Drive and remarks about the “unnatural” cleanliness of the Dursley’s house. When the group travels from Little Whinging to Grimmauld Place, Tonks flies with Harry’s trunk suspended under her broom. Podcast:… Read MoreTufty• Character
Tufty was a Kneazle-cat cross owned by Arabella Figg. Tufty was intelligent and could understand human language. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:07 — 2.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More