• Words and terms “To rabbit” means to talk incessantly or gossip idly. It’s commonly used among Cockney folk, and is an example of rhyming slang where the actual rhyming word is being omitted; the full phrase is “rabbit and pork”. Read More
• Broomsticks These are brooms that have been specifically designed for speed and control so that they can be used for Quidditch or other broom sports. Chapter 9 of  the book Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling outlines the history of the development of the racing broom. (QA9)… Read More
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• Rules and laws Rappaport’s Law was instituted by Emily Rappaport, the 15th President of MACUSA, in 1790. The law completely segregated the No-Maj and magical communities in the United States following one of the most serious breaches of the International Statute of Secrecy of all time (Pm). Read More
• Hogwarts Ravenclaw House is one of the four houses at Hogwart into which the students are Sorted when they start their first year. Ravenclaw is the Hogwarts house of founder Rowena Ravenclaw. The House places high value on intelligence, wit, and learning. During Harry’s time at Hogwarts, the head of Ravenclaw… Read More
• Sports teams The Quidditch team of Hogwarts drawn from the students of Ravenclaw House. The team wear robes of blue and bronze. Read More
• Businesses A well-known publisher in the wizarding world, seeming to specialize in textbooks and scholarly works.  Known publications include: A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot, 1947 (FB, PS5) Home Life and Social Habits of British Muggles by Wilhelm Wigworthy, 1987 (FB) Why I Didn’t Die When the Augurey Cried… Read More
• Words and terms An official record book. In a school context it refers to the official list of students in a class. Read More
• Hogwarts academics Snape gave Harry lessons in Occlumency, or closing his mind to invasion by the Dark Lord, under the guise of giving him Remedial Potions lessons so that Umbridge and her Inquisitorial Squad would not be suspicious (OP24). The story was believable to Draco Malfoy and others because Harry’s worst… Read More
• Sentient objects A glass ball the size of a large marble. In its default state (when nobody is touching it), a Remembrall is full of white smoke. When picked up and held in a person’s hand, a Remembrall will glow scarlet if there’s something the person has forgotten to do. Read More
• Magical artifacts One of three Deathly Hallows, belonging to the second Peverell brother Cadmus Peverell.  Death created this hallow by plucking a stone from a nearby river, according to “The Tale of the Three Brothers”. However, Dumbledore believes, “Whether they met Death on a lonely road…I think it more likely that the Peverell brothers… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Magical toy for playing Hangman; one of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes (HBP6)… Read More
• Magical objects “Eraser”-like object that makes invisible ink visible. Read More
• Quidditch A Quidditch move where the Chaser throws the Quaffle over his or her shoulder (QA10). Read More
• Words and terms Reviewing work already learned or done, especially to prepare for an examination (NSOED). Read More
• Historical events Fought between the original thirteen American colonies and the British government from 1775-1883. Also known as the War for American Independence. American witches and wizards were torn about what their role should be in the Revolution, discussing the matter during the “Country or Kind Debate” of 1777. A message was… Read More
• Food and drinks A rock cake, also called a rock bun, is a small, hard fruit cake with a rough surface resembling a rock (Wikipedia). (image from http://ozladym.com/recipes/RockCakes.htm)… Read More
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• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Molly Weasley called Ron this when he was made Prefect. Fred and George made retching noises behind her. A few moments later she expanded on this with “Of course you can… well, I’d better get going if I’ve got a broom to buy too. I’ll see you all later… little… Read More
• Hogwarts The Room of Requirement is a magical room which can only be discovered by someone who is in need. It is called the Come and Go Room by the house-elves of Hogwarts. Read More
• Organizations Purported movement to bring down the Ministry of Magic using Dark Magic and gum disease. Read More
• Words and terms As a noun, can refer to any loud noise or commotion, but when referring to something people do means a very heated quarrel; the verb sense means “quarrel, argue”. (NSOED). It’s worth mentioning that “row” used in these senses rhymes with “cow”, not with “low”. Read More
• Quidditch The 1974 Quidditch World Cup tournament was famous for the attempt by the ICWQC International Director, Royston Idlewind, to ban crowd members from carrying wands. A very noisy musical instrument, the Dissimulator, became a feature of every game. As Idlewind sat down in the box before the final match (Syrian National… Read More
• Words and terms Trash, garbage. Also used figuratively to mean “nonsense”. Read More
• Hogwarts The Gryffindor hourglass in the Hogwarts Entrance Hall for recording House Points is filled with red rubies (Pm, OP38). Read More
• Words and terms A milder, dialectal variation on the swear word, “bloody,” ruddy referring to something being red-coloured (like blood). Similar and slightly more polite version of “bloody” or “damned.”… Read More
• Clothing • Words and terms A disc-like, starched frilly collar, popular in the 16th century (such as worn by Elizabeth I and Shakespeare in typical portraits). Read More
• Sports and competitions A Muggle team sport played with an oval-shaped ball and which has a surprising number of Wizarding World fans (Pm). Read More
• Wizarding culture A rumor that Voldemort fathered a child before he died. There have been numerous versions of this narrative (CC1.4, CC1.12), but one common version concerned the Malfoy family. The rumor was that Draco and Astoria Malfoy were unable to have children to carry on the Malfoy bloodline and that Astoria travelled… Read More
• Thing Runes are a form of writing used by witches and wizards hundreds and even thousands of years ago. Some important magical documents are written in runes, and some magical items have runes inscribed on them. Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes A gambling game played at The Blind Pig speakeasy in 1920s New York. Read More
• Food and drinks • Plants A mundane plant growing on Privet Drive and at Hogwarts (PA2). Read More