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'Ginormous' Tops Non-Dictionary Word List

Anonymous Patron writes "'Ginormous' Tops Non-Dictionary Word List:

The editors of Merriam-Webster dictionaries got more than 3,000 entries when, in a lighthearted moment, they asked visitors to their Web site to submit their favorite words that aren't in the dictionary.

First place went to "ginormous" — bigger than gigantic and bigger than enormous — followed by "confuzzled" for confused and puzzled simultaneously, and "whoot," an exclamation of joy. A "lingweenie" — a person incapable of making up new words — placed 10th.

He also spotted "a number of Harry Potterisms" among the entries."


Castle turned into Hogwarts for Harry Potter book Six launch

The Scotsman Reports SEVENTY children from around the world are to meet JK Rowling in the Capital and will be the first people to read the new Harry Potter book.

The youngsters will get to travel to Edinburgh Castle, which will be transformed for a weekend into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, for the launch of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

And one lucky Evening News reader will be among those going along to meet the author.

JK Rowling herself will appear - as if by magic - from a secret panel in the castle’s Great Hall at the stroke of midnight.

And she will give each of the youngsters a very special gift - a signed copy of the latest book. The author will also read from the first chapter of the book, which is likely to smash all the sales records set by previous installments.


Harry Potter ready to work another spell for book sales

Not since Willy Wonka printed golden tickets for five lucky children to come and tour his chocolate factory will a competition have roused so much excitement among children.

Seventy newspapers around the world have been invited to send a young reporter to meet J K Rowling at the Harry Potter children's press conference on the weekend of July 15-17 to mark the launch of the sixth Harry Potter book - the only book launch event the author will attend.More AT FT.com.


'Potter' Tops Hot Summer Reading List

Associated Press says The hot books this summer are as varied as the shades of the sea, but book sellers agree that Nicole Krauss' "The History of Love" is at the top of the sand pile — after "
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," that is.


Alternate Harry Potter Soundtrack Bites Copyright Dust

Daniel writes "http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?story Id=4582190I wonder if this could have been defended under the parody exemption?"


Rowling says latest Potter book is 'best yet'

Rowling says latest Potter book is 'best yet': Harry Potter author JK Rowling has been teasing readers waiting for her latest book.

Rowling has said the latest installment in the boy wizard's adventures, which will be released on July 16, is one of the best she has written.


Record Harry Potter printing planned for Potter Book 6

This News probably comes as no suprise, Scholastic Inc. is betting that people are more interested in Harry Potter than ever.

The U.S. publisher of J.K. Rowling's series announced Wednesday a record-breaking first print run of 10.8 million copies for the sixth volume: "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," which will go on sale in the United States at midnight on July 16.


Harry..." the AntiChrist"?

Here's a look at one extreme viewpoint of J. K. Rowling's popular series, Harry Potter:

Paw Creek Ministries

Minister Joseph Chambers refers to the series as "a creation of hell helping prepare the younger generation to welcome the Biblical prophecies of demons and devils led by Lucifer himself." In case you're in agreement, they sell a video on their website that goes along with the article.


Film crew get Potty ending

search-engines-web.com Spotted News that staff on the new Harry Potter movie are to have their names appear on GRAVESTONES in the film.

The tombstones feature in the climax to Goblet of Fire which sees a graveyard fight between Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and arch-enemy Voldemort.

The film’s lawyers were worried about using names that might be the same as real people’s.

So they asked the production crew if they could use their monikers.

An insider said: “It was a bit of fun for the staff — and means they get a very unusual film credit.�

The new movie — the fourth in the Potter series — is out in November.



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