Diseases and healing
Healing Hufflepuff Quidditch

Loser’s Lurgy

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"I hope Luna always commentates from now on.... Loser's Lurgy...."
-- Ron Weasley (HBP19)

Commentary

Etymology

A lurgy is an "unspecified or indeterminate illness". The term is used humorously and originated from the "British radio series The Goon Show and probably invented by its writers, though possibly from an English dialect term" (Oxford English Dictionary).

Notes

It is a very nice alliteration.

From the Web

Writing by J K Rowling on Pottermore: Illness and Disability

Pottermore feature: Luna Lovegood

Harry Potter Wiki: Loser's Lurgy

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