Harry’s Topsy-Turvy Day

“Come one, come all! … Once again it’s Topsy-Turvy Day!” In Medieval Europe, cities like Paris celebrated the Feast of Fools. The festivities were immortalized in Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Since we can’t party like it’s 1482, we can have a Harry Potter version of Topsy-Turvy Day and look at how some well-known lines from the Harry Potter books and films would play out if they were said by a different character.



Caption Contest, Week of April 10, 2007


“Just because you’ve got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have,” Harry retorted to Umbridge.




“I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!” -Snape




“See ya, Big D.” -Hagrid




“Me Dad’s a Muggle, me Mum’s a witch. Bit of a nasty shock for him when he found out.” -Voldemort



Caption Contest, Week of September 18, 2005


Professor Snape sat down behind his desk, frowning at Harry. Then he said, “Have a biscuit, Potter.”




“And what in the name of Merlin’s most baggy y-fronts was that about?” -Professor McGonagall



Caption Contest, Week of January 18, 2004


“Anyone can speak Troll. All you have to do is point and grunt.” -Crabbe and Goyle




“I have gone temporarily deaf and haven’t any idea what you said.” -Fudge




“Dear me. What’s the use of being a disgrace to the name of wizard if they don’t even pay you well for it?” -Dumbledore



Caption Contest, week of December 8, 2013


“I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts… but you cannot deny he’s got style.” -Voldemort




“The Aurors are part of the Rotfang Conspiracy, I thought everyone knew that. They’re working to bring down the Ministry of Magic from within using a mixture of dark magic and gum disease.” -Mr. and Mrs. Granger




“One can never have enough socks.” -Aragog




“I told her it was a Hungarian Horntail. Much more macho.” -Charlie Weasley



Caption Contest, Week of July 20, 2003


“The toilet’s never had anything as horrible as your head down it— it might be sick.” -Moaning Myrtle




“I suspect Nargles are behind it.” -Hermione



Caption Contest, Week of October 20, 2002


“We teachers are rather good at magic, you know.” -Gilderoy Lockhart




“I’d heard that end of the year exams were frightful, but I found them rather enjoyable.” -Ron 



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