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Thanks To JK Rowling, Old Words Got Revived To Be Used As New Ones In Harry Potter

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Probably everybody has heard and also watched of Harry Potter. Most will also know some of the memorable words that feature in both the book and the film series. Certainly J.K. Rowling has contributed a number of new words to the English language as it is written and spoken today. Besides new words, she also has revived some of the old words that have become relevant nowadays for everyone.

The names and words she used in the books have revived archaic terms that had passed into obscurity, and other words used by the characters have found their way into everyday language. JK Rowling achieved a BA in French and Classics from the University of Exeter, so it’s no wonder that her books are filled with long-forgotten words.

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For those who do not know, these are some of the old words that bring their own meaning got used by JK Rowling in Harry Potter which produced other meaning that are suitable for the story.

1) Dumbledore

  • In Harry Potter: The name of the beloved headmaster of Hogwarts.
  • Original: In the 18th century, it was used as another name for a bumblebee.

2) Muggle

  • In Harry Potter: A non-magical person. It comes close to sounding like it’s an insult, referring to the word “mug” which has been used to describe a foolish or gullible person.
  • Original: To refer to someone who lacks a particular skill or ability. However, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, it was previously used as a synonym for “sweetheart”.

3) Dobby

  • In Harry Potter: House-elf with the Malfoys that won many hearts both in the books and on screen.
  • Original: A friendly name for a hobgoblin in Yorkshire and Lancashire. He is very like a Brownie, but perhaps more likely to play mischievous pranks.

4) Remus Lupin

  • In Harry Potter: Name of a werewolf.
  • Original: Founders of Rome who were called Romulus and Remus. Legend has it they were suckled by a she-wolf after their father ordered them to be left on the riverbank to die. This connection is heightened by the fact that “lupus” is Latin for “wolf”.

5) Voldemort

  • In Harry Potter: The great villain of the story.
  • Original: Combination of the French words vol de mort, then the name translates as “flight of death” or “theft of death,” two meanings that have particular significance for a character who brings death to others while simultaneously trying to live forever.

6) Squib

  • In Harry Potter: Wizard-born, is a non-magical person who is born to at least one magical parent.
  • Original: Described as something that was disappointing.

Whether or not you’re a fan of JK Rowling’s work, there can be no denying the influence the Harry Potter books have had on Western culture and vocabulary. To quote the American writer Rita Mae Brown, “Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going”.

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Movie Review: Unexpected Plot & Hilarious Segments, ‘The Con-Heartist’ Is Now On Netflix

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If you love Thailand rom-com films, this one is definitely for you! Starred by Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon, the same actress that played Nam, in A Little Thing Called Love, this movie could leave you in tears and die out of laughter.

This romantic comedy film was directed by Mez Tharatorn, the same director of the famous Thailand movie, ‘I Fine..Thank You..Love You’. It was released in 2020 and as of now, it received 7.2/10 ratings on IMDb.

The total runtime of the movie is 120 minutes which is around 2 hours 10 minutes. The movie has a genre as Debt, Con Artist, Unusual Friendship, and Revenge.

What ‘The Con-Heartist’ Is About:

Ina, an innocent girl was ditched by her boyfriend after he scams her and took away her savings. After the unfortunate event, Ina turns completely unstable and broke. She comes across another scammer when she was about to get scam for a second time, in a phone scandal.

Thanks to her previous misfortune, she did not fall for it and even caught the scammer. Instead of handing the scammer guy to the police for further investigation, Ina uses him to take revenge on his ex-lover.

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What Can Be Said About ‘The Con-Heartist’:

A light-hearted film with good-looking casts and an unexpected plot, this film can surely be enjoyed by many.

Apart from the funny and suspense scenes, the plot of the movie Con Heartist is surely the best. It is not some cliche movie and the plot is unexpected, leaving you wondering what comes next. Although it is not fulfilled with many romance elements, there is a romance that can be seen at the end of the story.

Overall, this movie is totally recommended. It is filled with fun elements and some cute moments. There is a balance in heart-warming and hilarious segments. The sad scene can be seen when we would feel sorry for the main character, Ina.

Sources: Otaku Kart, IMDb

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(Video) These 3 Out of 4 Buildings of ‘Corus Paradise Resort’ Are Abandoned And Haunted!

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Located at Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson specifically in Negeri Sembilan, the Corus Paradise Resort is considered a haven for those who love a good view of nature. It is actually near the Straits of Malacca. Other than that, it is also of course would be near the sea. In terms of transportation, it is strategically situated near major roads and highways.

From the famous Kuala Lumpur International Airport, it will only take you 35 minutes to get here. It has 200 rooms, and can accommodate up to 300 people for their seminars and events area. This Corus Paradise Resort has received a lot of negative reviews and also comments from many of their visitors.

Corus Paradise Resort may boast 4 buildings, but only one of them is in good condition and ready to accommodate guests. In fact, previous guests have reported that the other 3 buildings look abandoned with paint coming off the walls, no lights available.

Other than that, the lifts used in the buildings also have strange smells that are unbearable for human beings. The abandoned buildings also have unexplainable watermarks on the walls as if the place had experienced terrible flooding in the past.

Sources: YouTube AMR AMRadyo.

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Movie Review: Love of Relationship And Sad of Heartbreak In ‘Sweet & Sour’ Movie

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Sweet & Sour is actually a 2021 South Korean romantic comedy movie. It is based on one of the famous novels titled Initiation Love originally made by Kurumi Inui. The movie directed by Lee Gye-byeok and also starring the one and only Jang Ki-yong, Chae Soo-bin, and Krystal Jung. The movie is about a story of a love at first sight couple who drift apart due to a job assignment. It was officially released on Netflix on the 4th of June 2021.

The description made about this particular movie is stated as, “Faced with real-world opportunities and challenges, a couple endures the highs and lows of trying to make a long-distance relationship survive”. Romance is king when it comes to Korean storylines and Sweet & Sour promises not only to bring heart-fluttering moments but also heart-wrenching moments of heartbreak.

What ‘Sweet & Sour’ Is About

Jang Hyeok is in a romantic relationship with Jung Da-Eun, who works as a nurse. When they first started to date, Jang Hyeok was a sweet boyfriend to Jung Da-Eun, but he is not anymore. Meanwhile, Jang Hyeok begins to work as a temporary worker for a large company. He tries to get a permanent position at the company. This places Jang Hyeok in a competitive position with Han Bo-Yeong, who also wants the same job. Jang Hyeok and Han Bo-Yeong also cooperate with each other and as they work together, they get closer.

This couple thinks they are on their way to happily ever after. But they are about to find out that with distractions, temptations, and an unexpected spark with someone new, even the sweetest love can turn sour.

What Can Be Said About ‘Sweet & Sour’

If you are looking for a movie that stokes romantic fantasies, or tugs your heartstrings with stirring melodrama, Sweet & Sour will not satisfy your needs. Instead, this is a movie that sparks contemplation. It paints a picture of romance that will feel real to many viewers, especially in South Korea and other Asian countries.

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