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Curse of the Bogies

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The effect is an extremely runny nose (Pm).

References from the canon

  • Ron threatened to learn this curse, then use it on Hermione and Neville if they all got caught roaming the school at night on their way to a duel with Draco Malfoy (PS9)

Commentary

Etymology

"bogy" uncertain origin: "Old Bogey" = The Devil c. 1836; "bogle" Scottish phantom or goblin c. 1505 and "bogge" terror, possibly from "bwg" Welsh ghost and "bwgwl" fear Yeah, maybe. But more likely: "bogey" British slang: booger

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