[LMB] OT: Puff (was Re: Vorkosiverse Characters Meet Harry Potter Sorting Hat)

Jim Parish jparish at siue.edu
Tue May 15 19:02:07 BST 2018

Matthew George wrote:

> But the way Rowling actually approached them was that Gryffindor was the
> house of heroes, and Hufflepuff is the joke house.  (I mean, I get that
> it's meant to sound like breathing during hard work, but nothing called
> 'puff' inspires respect.)

Come, come! Does not the song say, "And pirate ships would lower their 
flags / When Puff roared out his name!"?

Jim Parish

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