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2014-08-14 12:24:21

"A Celebration of Harry Potter" will Feature Incredible Experiences at Both Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida Jan. 30 - Feb. 1 ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. announced today that they will host the second annual "A Celebration of Harry Potter" event - a special event for fans celebrating the global phenomenon that is Harry Potter. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140813/136097 Beginning January 30, 2015,...

2014-06-26 12:30:57

Free Harry Potter activities all month long, plus donation for every Harry Potter book purchased in The Store NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Harry's birthday (July 31), The Scholastic Store is dedicating the entire month of July to Harry Potter and inviting fans and new readers of all ages to start their journeys to Hogwarts. For every copy of Harry Potter purchased in July, The Scholastic Store will donate a copy to The Pajama Program, a nonprofit organization that...

2014-03-14 12:25:36

Universal Creating First-Ever Experience that Will Allow Guests to Actually Ride the Iconic Train Between London and Hogsmeade - Just Like in the Books and Films ORLANDO, Fla., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most memorable and exciting experiences from the Harry Potter series will come to life at Universal Orlando Resort this summer. Imagine: -- Being transported from the Muggle world to the wizarding world as you pass through the brick wall at King's Cross Station...

2014-01-23 12:26:19

2014's Most Anticipated New Theme Park Experience Opens This Summer and Brings More of Harry Potter's Adventures to Life ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Never before has a theme park created a guest experience like this: you climb aboard the Hogwarts Express in Hogsmeade and moments later arrive at King's Cross Station - where the wonders of London and Diagon Alley unfold before you. And it is all real. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140123/FL51495 ) With this...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'