Bad quoting: J.K. Rowling releases more juicy HP facts on Pottermore

February 10, 2016 § Leave a comment

This one induced a hearty laugh from me.

It is a bit like the return to Hogwarts after the summer break.

J.K. Rowling recently released more details about the Harry Potter universe, including the names of four other magical schools. (You can read about it here). After compulsively going through Pottermore and making sure I was on top of every new background detail released ,way back when I was in the throes of second year law school and probably during a swotvac to boot, I dropped off Pottermore and ignored all emails calling Hufflepuffs to pitch in and help the house win the House Cup. Now that amazing new details have been released, I’m back on. And yes, it is a bit like the return to Hogwarts after the summer break, but where did this quote actually come from?

It comes from Christopher Pyne, now Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, previously the infamous Minister for Higher Education who was desperate to push through higher education reforms to deregulate university fees. Someone who knew him once said he’s ‘nice but silly’. I would believe that Chris Pyne is more likely to be silly than actually malicious.

Anyway, he likened going back to Parliament to returning to Hogwarts. This I heard while trying to fix our tv so I could stream Insiders on it (we recently moved into a newly built house and don’t have a tv antenna yet).

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