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3 September 2007, 05:07 PM   #1
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Last edited by I_wonder_Y, 23 September 2007
Let's see how many we can find... for instance,....

1. In the first book, Hagrid mentions Harry's parents (James and Lily Potter) as "Head Boy
and Girl in their year". And we know to be a Head Boy or girl you must first have been a
Prefect. And in the fifth book it was made clear that Lupin was the Gryffindor Prefect of
his year, not James.

For every good error you submit, you get 2 KPs.
and feel free to comment below if you feel like it. 

ChibiRini:

In the sixth book on page 188, Slughorn says, "One tiny bottle of Felix Felicis enough
for twelve hours' luck. From dusk til' dawn, you will be lucky in everything you
attempt."

But then on page 476, Harry says, "I don't reckon I'll need all of it, not twenty-four
hours' worth..." 

In book 4 In Chapter 35 ("Veritaserum") of Goblet of Fire, there is an error on page 594.
Dumbledore asks, "How did your father subdue you?" The book then states, "'The Imperius
curse,' Moody said." Yet the Polyjuice Potion has already worn off, and Barty Crouch
Junior is speaking.

In book 5 Harry is able to see the Thestrals at the beginning of Order of the Phoenix. It
is later explained that you can see them after you have seen death. Harry had seen the
death of his mother and possibly his father before he saw Cedric Diggory die, so why
didn't he see the Thestrals before?

In book  2 When Professor McGonagall took Harry to Professor Dumbledore's office, the
password was "lemon drop," but then in the fourth book when he's going to tell Dumbledore
about Mr. Crouch in the forest it says "...five minutes later he was hurtling towards a
stone gargoyle standing half way along an empty corridor. 'Sher-sherbet lemon,' he panted
at it. This was the password to the hidden staircase to Dumbledore's office- or at least
it had been two years ago."


Wafflemonkey101:
In book 2 on page 132 Hermione says about Moaning Myrtle, "She haunts one of the toilets
in the girls' bathroom on the first floor," while in book 4

on page 395 Harry says, "'I suppose there's always Moaning Myrtle,' he said gloomily,
referring to the ghost who haunted the girls' toilet on the second floor."

HarryismyHero:
On page 166, Chapter 9, "The Woes of Mrs. Weasley," of OOTP, it says: "He pretended to
be rummaging for something while Hermione crossed to the wardrobe and called Hedwig down.
A few moments passed; Harry heard the door close but remained bent double, listening...
He straightened up and looked behind him. Hermione and Hedwig had gone. Harry hurried
across the room, closed the door..." But Harry had already heard the door close. 

In OOTP, Chapter 30 ("Grawp"), pages 683 and 684, at the Gryffindor/Ravenclaw
Quidditch match, it says: "They [Harry & Hermione] found seats in the topmost row of the
stands." Later on, when Hagrid comes to take them to see Grawp, it says: "Apparently he
[Hagrid] had squeezed his way all along the row behind." How can that be if Harry and
Hermione were in the top row?

On page 23 of the Goblet of Fire, when Harry is writing to Sirius about the pain in
his scar, it says he was "marveling at the fact that he hadn't thought of Sirius straight
away. But then, perhaps it wasn't so surprising -- after all, he had only found out that
Sirius was his godfather two months ago." Harry actually found out Sirius was his
godfather about eight months before, on that day in the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade. 

In Chapter 26 of GOF, page 505, Krum tells Hermione that she has a beetle in her hair,
"but Hermione brushed away the beetle impatiently." In Chapter 37 on the train after she
had captured Rita Skeeter, Hermione says, "and Viktor pulled a beetle out of my hair..."
Hermione says Viktor pulled the beetle out, yet the book says that she brushed it away.
"Wit beyound measure is man's greatest treasure." - Rowena Ravenclaw

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6 September 2007, 02:15 AM   #2
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.....cant think of any..........

6 September 2007, 02:45 AM   #3
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there arnt that many

6 September 2007, 11:27 AM   #4
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well........ in 1 book voldemort says sumthin bout 1 of harys parents bein a muggle but
through out  the rest of the story hes a pureblood

6 September 2007, 12:51 PM   #5
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In book 2 on page 132 Hermione says about Moaning Myrtle, "She haunts one of the toilets
in the girls' bathroom on the first floor," while in book 4

on page 395 Harry says, "'I suppose there's always Moaning Myrtle,' he said gloomily,
referring to the ghost who haunted the girls' toilet on the second floor."

oh and in the 2 book on page 283 this is the incorrect sentince. There was a loud bang
behind Harry as Neville Longbottom's wand slipped, vanishing one of the legs on his desk.
Professerr 

i did not know that professerr had 2 R's huh you should check it out it is truew oh and it
is the the last word on page 283 you can have the hard or soft back copy

8 September 2007, 01:02 AM   #6
Ravenclaw Quidditch Captain and Seeker
Joined: 25 Aug 2007
Posts: 33
In the sixth book on page 188, Slughorn says, "One tiny bottle of Felix Felicis enough
for twelve hours' luck. From dusk til' dawn, you will be lucky in everything you
attempt."

But then on page 476, Harry says, "I don't reckon I'll need all of it, not twenty-four
hours' worth..." 

In book 4 In Chapter 35 ("Veritaserum") of Goblet of Fire, there is an error on page 594.
Dumbledore asks, "How did your father subdue you?" The book then states, "'The Imperius
curse,' Moody said." Yet the Polyjuice Potion has already worn off, and Barty Crouch
Junior is speaking.

In book 3 Page 400 states: "Hagrid turned around and headed back into his cabin, leaving
the back door ajar." This allows Harry and Hermione to hear the conversation inside. Then,
on page 402, it says: "Hagrid's back door had opened with a bang." How can it open again,
since it was never closed? 

In book 5 Harry is able to see the Thestrals at the beginning of Order of the Phoenix. It
is later explained that you can see them after you have seen death. Harry had seen the
death of his mother and possibly his father before he saw Cedric Diggory die, so why
didn't he see the Thestrals before?

In book  2 When Professor McGonagall took Harry to Professor Dumbledore's office, the
password was "lemon drop," but then in the fourth book when he's going to tell Dumbledore
about Mr. Crouch in the forest it says "...five minutes later he was hurtling towards a
stone gargoyle standing half way along an empty corridor. 'Sher-sherbet lemon,' he panted
at it. This was the password to the hidden staircase to Dumbledore's office- or at least
it had been two years ago."


Sorry they aren't in order but this was just the order I was just picking up my books and
going through them slowly. It took me 3 weeks since I was reading so slowly!
I am a Ravenclaw 5th year, and Quidditch Captain and Seeker.
"Wit Beyond Measure is a Man's Greatest Treasure."
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8 September 2007, 02:55 AM   #7
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man do we acctullaly get the kupika points or where you just saying that

8 September 2007, 02:06 PM   #8
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yes, wafflemonkey101! give me some time to check them, won't you?

you get: 4 kps
ChibiRini: 10 kps

i checked the one about seeing threstles. j. k. rowling said once that death had to "sink
in", and i guess he was too little at that time when he witnessed his parents' deaths for
it to have sinked in.
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8 September 2007, 02:09 PM   #9
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im not sure about yours, tntrats. i'll look it up later and get back to you as soon as
possible.
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10 September 2007, 12:50 PM   #10
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umm....in accord to dumbledore's password. he changes it all the time. it never stays the
same. through all the books it changes. everytime they go to his office its a different
password. otherwise anyone could get in cause people would know the password. ^_^ so that
doesnt count as a mistake

15 September 2007, 08:54 PM   #11
Ravenclaw Quidditch Team Alternative
Joined: 25 Aug 2007
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in the third book it says something like "Harry was happy that he was going to live with
his godfather for half an hour" or something like that (im pharaphrasing) but in the
fourth book it says for an hour. i know its nothing big, but its a time change!

16 September 2007, 05:34 PM   #12
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yes, hhallah13, i've thought it over.
but ChibiRini says that "Sherbet Lemon" was the password in the previous book, though it
was supposed to be "Lemon Drop". 

and... ilikeydepoopey, im not sure about that one...
and tntrats... im sorry... i dont think yours count....
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16 September 2007, 08:18 PM   #13
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i cant think of any!!

16 September 2007, 11:01 PM   #14
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oh never mind i reread all the books these past weeks and relizized that unfortudently i
did get it wrong           whoooooooooops

17 September 2007, 02:48 PM    #15
Ravenclaw Quidditch Team Alternative
Joined: 25 Aug 2007
Posts: 45
lol im rereading all the books too! (im on the fourth one rite now) otherwise i
wouldnt've realized that

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