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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Dumblefore?!
In chapter twenty-two, Owl Post Again, close to the end when Harry and Dumbledore are talking in Lupin's office after he left, J.K. spelled Dumbledore's name as Dumblefore.
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T-zone on 07-25-2000
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WaySarcastic writes:
It's a typo. If everyone posted typos they'd found in books, there'd be 1,000 book slipups. At the very least.
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Trapezoid writes:
Maybe Dumblefore is Dumbledore's evil twin! (I knew it I knew it I knew it!)
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Lpeachgirl writes:
It's JUST A TYPO!!!! People aren't perfect you know.
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snakeboy writes:
It is in the American version of it on page 428. It is the third line from the very top.
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portbabe writes:
it's a simple typo...and an easy one to make too as the f key is right next to the d key on the standard keyboard. if we pointed out every typo to JR...the poor women would have to redo the book totally to fix them all as with any other author
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Penguin writes:
Once again it is just a typo. Cut them some slack!
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MetalMike writes:
This must only be in certain versions. I guess it was corrected, because my page 428 is normal.
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*starfish* writes:
I have a feeling that the UK and Australian versions are the same because my book ends on page 317. The mistake isn't in my book.
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Red Dog writes:
This Slip-Up would only be a Slip-up if the author were responsible for visiting each publishing house and setting the type set for the book to be printed off. As the author ISN'T the one that sets up the printers to print their books, then blaming a "TYPO" on the author is DUMB. I've read the Author's Comments in every book I've ever read that the author takes the time to put them in and two of the most common complaints any author has is the way an editor messes up their writing in editing and then the publisher and their TYPOS during printing. I can understand Slip-ups as they apply to the actual content of the book, IE character flaws, BUT to claim a TYPO as a Slip-up, that should never get past the review here.
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Brenna writes:
I think it was just a typo. These things happen all the time, besides the "f" and the "d" are right next to each other on a keyboard.
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T-zone writes:
It figures they'd do something like that. Lots of other slip-ups were corrected in later versions. Do you have the paperback or the hardback? I think it's only in the hardback version, but as soon as I get my hands on a paperback version of the book I'll let ya know.
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Adam writes:
I've not found it in the UK version
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novice author writes:
A slip up in a novel is not necessarily a mistake made by the author. I am currently proof reading my own novel that has been type set by a printer,and I'm having to check very carefully for errors. I'm having to check TWICE as it's possible to miss errors on the first time through. Another person has already checked the manuscript and I have spotted errors that they didn't spot. I expect that someone will go on to spot errors that I didn'tspot as well - and I wrote the original. So, I am reinforcing a comment made by someone earlier, when they defended J K Rowling. The author is just one of many individuals who have a hand in bringing a piece of writing to the printed book. Human error is possible all along the way. We may aim for perfection - which I do with my own novel - but there's no guarantee that a typo won't spoil the finished result.
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T-zone writes:
Okay, I've got the book right here... page number 428.
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Me writes:
Is it in the American Version because I have the hard back and it is just fine. Do you happen to know what line it is in?
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Andrew Watson writes:
I've got the Australian version and the last page is #317. Can somebody tell me if it's in there and what page?
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Chip writes:
It's not in the paperback version, the line has Dumbledore spelled perfectly normal.
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Kezzi writes:
Well, I have the first edition of that book, and I have looked, and in my copy, its page 312, line 13, and it says DumbleDore.
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Albuquerque7007 writes:
It's in the American version (hardback) and it's in the third line. "...It took a moment for Harry to realize what Dumblefore had said..."
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Drizzt Do'urden writes:
I am looking at page 428 right now and it says "it took a moment for Harry to realize what Dumbledore had said". I have the american version and i can't find it, could you help me out?
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MissingNO writes:
The narrator should lose 25 points!
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Lizzie writes:
If you counted everyone in that book they would go on and on and on. It happens in dozens of books all the time!
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Danny Mutabi writes:
page #?
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