“Abracadabra” v. “Avada Kedavra”
*cough* bullshit *cough*
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.
— JK Rowling at the Edinburgh Book Festival, August 15, 2004 [x]
Basic fact checking, people? It’s not exactly difficult. Even wikipedia would have told you this.
So first the dad is just talking nonsense about needing a flying licence, and then he basically calls himself a filthy muggle?
I’d say that’s pretty lousy parenting.