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Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince - Slughorn Refers to Ron as Rupert
On page 485 Prof. Slughorn says "Had a house-elf taste every bottle after what happened to you poor friend Rupert." Rupert is the name of the actor who plays Ron in the Harry Potter movies.
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Special Requirements: First Edition Hardback
Contributed By: Anonymous on 07-08-2009 and Reviewed By: MaryK
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bekboo writes:
Slughorn doesn't remember Rons name at all and calls him all sorts of names that aren't his. Ron isn't important enough to Slughorn to remember his name.
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Ashley writes:
And it just happens to be the same name as the actor. It's also a coincidence that the character and the actor's name start with the same letter.
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korax1214 writes:
This isn't a slip-up and it isn't coincidence, JKR did it deliberately as a reference to Rupert Grint: http://www.eeggs.com/items/50919.html
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