Harry Potter Etymology | The Killing Curse (“Avada Kedavra”)
The phrase is of Aramaic origin meaning “be destroyed at this word”. J. K. Rowling seemed to support the second theory as the source, during an audience interview at the Edinburgh Book Festival on 15 April, 2004, where she had this to say about the spell’s etymology: “Does anyone know where avada kedavra came from? It is an ancient spell in Aramaic, and it is the original of abracadabra, which means ‘let the thing be destroyed.’ Originally, it was used to cure illness and the ‘thing’ was the illness, but I decided to make it the ‘thing’ as in the person standing in front of me. I take a lot of liberties with things like that. I twist them round and make them mine.”
I Still Believe in Heroes
If anyone wants me to make them a header or something, I am so game!
Can you imagine Fred’s face when he’s in heaven and realizes that Prongs is Harry’s dad?
“THE LITTLE SHIT NEVER TOLD ME THIS.”
Finally a post about Fred’s death that made me genuinely smile^^
Also, Lupin. His goddamn teacher was Mooney the whole time. Oh, and Wormtail was the family rat. So yeah, Harry’s going to get such an earful after he actually dies.
A whole world of ear related humor and you go with earful?
Jpad reenacts putting on sunglasses CSI style, then sashays of stage