August 14, 2005

A passel of tongues for a Parseltongue

I love Wikipedia. Here is a list of what foreign translations of the Harry Potter books have used as Lord Voldemort's real name (to accommodate the anagrammatic etymology of his alias).

Posted by Francis at 02:49 PM

See this site for more Harry Potter name translations. Of course the anagrammatic one is the most interesting, but Rowling included lots of punny names, and so those translations are often interesting too...

Posted by: neilfred at August 14, 2005 05:51 PM

Thank you for the 1 hour and 45 minutes I just spent in Wikipedia, hopping from one Harry Potter topic to the next.

Sure beats actually working at this office.

Posted by: Tom at August 16, 2005 12:40 PM
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