Potter vs DWJ

Kyla Tornheim kyla at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Tue Feb 17 11:02:30 EST 2004

On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, Gili Bar-Hillel wrote:

> Diagon Alley = diagonally
> and the third book probably tipped widdy off because: Knockturn Alley =
> nocturnally

Ooh, I didn't get the second one until now! Although I finally got the
first one at some point (book 2? book 3? eh) when I realized that I'd been
reading it as "Dragon Alley," which made perfect sense to me, although it
was wrong, and then I had to determine why "Diagon" was a better choice
than "Dragon." :^)

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