There has been a lot of talk and controversy
regarding mistakes, inadvertant or meant, in the Harry Potter books. I'd like to
share what I consider to be some of the best mistakes that have caught people's attention
across the web....
+ In chapter 7, after Harry's turn at the sorting hat it says there are 3 more people to
go, but there are actually 4: dean, lisa, ron, and blaise.
+ Harry buys one thousand magic herbs and fungi but at the end of the story it
refers to his one hundred magic herbs and fungi...
+ Dumbledore says he has just a little Elixir to take before he and his wife die -- but
the Elixir makes you immortal.
+ On page 283, the word professor is spelled with an extra "r" at the end.*
+ On page 132 Hermione says Moaning Myrtle haunts a toilet on the first floor, but
on page 395 Harry refers to her haunting a toilet on the second floor. This isn't really a
mistake because in the UK, the first floor is the Ground Floor, so the second floor
is labeled "1".
+ On page 285, Snape is misspelled as "Snap" when it says "Snap picked up
the Zonoko's bag." *
+ Professor McGonogall says the password is "lemon drop" in the second book, but
in this book, Harry Potter says it is "sherbet lemon". ^
(A lot of people have emailed us saying that this isn't a mistake
and that the password actually changes from time to time.)
What do you think about these mistakes? please post your comments in the bulletin board
and email us if you know of any other possible
* may not appear in all editions
^ could be due to a differences between editions.