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    Ken (= know) is definitely Scots, not Northern...

    Ken (= know) is definitely Scots, not Northern English. I'd say knaa. It's the way we talk, tha knaa's?

    Mam, may be irish, but it's also northern english and it's busily dying out rom Mrseyside...
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    Okay, as no one else has commented, I’ll have a...

    Okay, as no one else has commented, I’ll have a go myself.

    These are author, rather than character related questions.

    I have to say that I NEVER read AU stories, as they simply don’t interest...
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    You are mistaken, for a couple of reasons (I'm a...

    You are mistaken, for a couple of reasons (I'm a Brit, but I'm not an expert on this).

    First, we don't have identity cards. Many European Countries do, but not us. Our Driving Licence can be used...
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    That’s a very good question, and one which...

    That’s a very good question, and one which requires a lot of thought. If she wants to make certain that no one knows, then there is no legal way to do it. She’d have to use magic, as any other method...
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    That's for you to decide! Of course, wizards may...

    That's for you to decide! Of course, wizards may have extremely rare blood types, because of their genetics.

    Personally, I'd make him A+, proving that he's top of the class at everything. :p

    -N-
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    Hi, here are my answers. Can anyone visit...

    Hi, here are my answers.

    Can anyone visit prisoners?

    I’d say yes, although anyone who was not a relation would probably have to give a reason for their visit, and I’d expect that the prisoner...
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    Harry got his on his birthday (31 July) but the...

    Harry got his on his birthday (31 July) but the ols had been tryint to deliver it for a few days. I'd say sometime in the last week in July.

    -N-
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    2000AD is still around, and Dredd, who must be...

    2000AD is still around, and Dredd, who must be about 60 now, is also going strong in his own comic, other than that "adult" UK produced comics are few and far between, we export most of out talented...
  9. Hi Everyone has given you really great...

    Hi

    Everyone has given you really great answers, I'd just add that, if you make James a second year in the epilogue (I did) then his birthday is 01 September 2004 to 31 August 2005. But, if you...
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    Carole is not (quite) correct when she says that...

    Carole is not (quite) correct when she says that the only mention of smoking in the books is Mundungus.

    I' Harry's first visit to the Leaky Cauldron in PS he sees an unnamed witch smokin a pipe....
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    The (Muggle) UK Child Care system is run by local...

    The (Muggle) UK Child Care system is run by local councils. The relevant department used to be Social Services, but fashions change and these days they are usually called Children and Young Peoples...
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    Carole I see that I didn't make myself clear,...

    Carole

    I see that I didn't make myself clear, You are perfectly correct in your assumptions about inheritence. Had Sirius died intestate, then everything you say follows logically.

    However, if...
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    Carole is (almost) completely correct. What she...

    Carole is (almost) completely correct. What she describes is right, so far as it goes. However, based on what Dumbledore said, I believe that the Black line actually appears to follow male-preference...
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    I’m a huge SF fan (and a Doctor Who fan, too, if...

    I’m a huge SF fan (and a Doctor Who fan, too, if you don’t think that counts).

    I have yet to read a good Time-Turner story. As Minna says, if you stick with a canon Time-Turner: 43,800 turns...
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    Hi The Saturday morning cartoons requires...

    Hi

    The Saturday morning cartoons requires another question - When?
    These days there are entire childrens channels (CBBC, CBeebies, CITV) but in the past, yes.
    However, we've never produced a...
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    As has been said these days most people make tea...

    As has been said these days most people make tea with tea bags. British teas are usually blended and mainly indian varieties – black teas. The most popular blends are simply trademarked names - PG...
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    I'd point out that both Neville and Hannah are...

    I'd point out that both Neville and Hannah are blond. While brown hair is fine, blond is more likely.

    Although Neville was never pushy (nor was Hannah initially) both hold down jobs which require...
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    In my opinion JKR gives us a lot of hints about...

    In my opinion JKR gives us a lot of hints about the Potters' parenting style in a remarkably short time in the epilogue.

    Ginny is (to a significant extent in my opinion) a mini-Molly. She can...
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    True, and that's what I base my "seventeen"...

    True, and that's what I base my "seventeen" comments.



    Harry first tasted Firewhisky in DH, when he got to the Burrow. That was immediately after Hedwig and Moody were killed. He was sixteen...
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    We know of Butterbeer, Elf-made wine and...

    We know of Butterbeer, Elf-made wine and Firewisky. There must be more (Djinn, anyone?)

    I’ve always assumed that “drinking age” is the same as “legally adult” because that's the way it is in the...
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    Sticky: Whisky is distilled in Scotland and is,...

    Whisky is distilled in Scotland and is, therefore, Scotch. (which could give a whole new meaning to Butterscotch).
    Whiskey is distilled in Ireland (and is Irish)
    Bourbon is distilled in the USA and...
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    I think that it will debend on who you're asking....

    I think that it will debend on who you're asking.

    Draco Malfoy would say Squib

    Hermione would say Muggle.

    -N-
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    This is something which has always bothered me. It bothered me the first time I read CoS. Things to reconcile:
    The size of Hogwarts: the earliest keeps (or donjons) appear at around the time of the...
  24. Beaten to the punch by Tim. All I'd add to...

    Beaten to the punch by Tim.

    All I'd add to what he said is that there was no UK in the founders era, either. In GoF the Sorting hat sings "One thousand years ago or more" so we're talking 994CE...
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    Hi I think that this discussion is getting...

    Hi

    I think that this discussion is getting rather out of hand, and well beyond the scope of the original question.

    You believe that Arthur has some working electrical objects. In seven books we...
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