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

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Tue May 15 23:09:40 BST 2018



> On May 15, 2018, at 12:02 PM, Jim Parish <jparish at siue.edu> 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!"?


Yelling out “Puff”.




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