Mistake in Harry Potter Book

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  1. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    Not sure if anyone else posted this already but in the British Version of the Half-Blood Prince, there is a huge mistake on page 454 that goes like this:

    "Had a house-elf taste every bottle after what hapend to your poor friend SIZE=5]Rupert[/SIZE].


    Shouldn't it be Ron? Rupert is the name of the guy who plays ron in the movies!

    P.S.: it is in paragraph number 3.
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Odd that it would be that obvious a mistake....

    I'll have to check to see if its in the American version.

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  3. G5Unit thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeh it is in the American version, I think it is on page 480 something.
     
  4. sarae macrumors 6502

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    I don't have my book with me or anything, but that was Slughorn saying so, wasn't it? Didn't he have a habit of getting "unimportant" people's names wrong? Doesn't seem so much a mistake as just a character trait.
     
  5. G5Unit thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeh but thats a giant coincidence.
     
  6. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    And here i thought the biggest mistake was just Publishing the book.... :D

    *ducks for cover*

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  7. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah you're right. He saw Harry as being important and didn't really care about Ron all that much which is why he called him by a similar name.
     
  8. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Sounds more likely and making it Rupert makes it an in-joke for the really rabid fans...
     
  9. sarae macrumors 6502

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    Well, then it's a coincidence, not a mistake.

    And, I'll bite. I'm by no means a Harry freak, and off the top of my head.. who was Rupert? My mind's drawing a blank.
     
  10. G5Unit thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Like I said it is the guy who plays ron in the movies.
     
  11. Piarco macrumors 68030

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    Yep, I read it that Slughorn just got Ron's name wrong as he was unimportant too. But it may well be a little in joke!
     
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    Whoops, missed that. Well then, it seems to have two purposes!
     
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    I doubt that J.K. Rowling (or her editors for that matter) would let that big of a mistake happen in the biggest book release this year. It was deliberate...
     
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    Honestly, I don't understand why I'm wasting my time posting this other than my complete lack of energy to get out of my chair. To the original poster and those who are uncertain: READ THE BOOK WITH YOUR EYES OPEN THIS TIME! We know that Slughorn called Ron "Rupert" because he, like the author clearly points out, doesn't remember unpopular people's names. Rupert is obviously a side-joke about the actor. Man. I can't believe the ignorance.
     
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  17. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Talk about being involved... :rolleyes:

    Take a step back.
    Realize it's only a book (a children's book for that matter)
    Chill.
     
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    hehehe.
    I like your style.

    :D
     
  19. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    Must they always be referred to as children's books? As if they're not worth any person over the age of 12's time of day? It's not like these books are nursery rhymes.
     
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    I didn't say they weren't worth anything. They were and are intended as children's books though, just because people of other ages read them doesn't make that any less true.
    If you really feel insulted by being told that you're reading a children's book then you need a confidence check. I watch children's movies (like Lilo&Stitch, Ice Age, etc.) and I can assure you I still like them, even though they are "children's movies" ;)
     
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    I know you didn't say that, and that "children's books" wasn't an insult. I was just responding because I'm a little tired of hearing people who do use it as an insult.
     
  22. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Fair enough. :)
     
  23. Roger1 macrumors 65816

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    Someone needs to jinx you :mad: :D

    Anyway, question for those of you who read all the books. In the latest, they talk about Tonks and Remus getting together. Now, if I remember correctly, isn't Tonks married to a muggle?? Or am I disremembering?
     
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    I don't think so... I don't have my copy of OOtP where we first meet her in the Durseley's kitchen. She talked about some of her family but I don't think she had a hubby
     
  25. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Quite correct. Nymphadora Tonks is indeed a half-blood. Her mother, Andromeda, who incidentally is from the house of Black, married Ted Tonks, a muggle.

    The attraction to Lupin was unexpected, but when you consider she's only around 22 or 23, Lupin's reservations about it make sense he's same age as Harry's parents would be had they lived.

    I'm such a nerd.
     

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