I’m not that big of a Potterhead, but even I have mad love and respect for the series that so many of us grew up with. In fact, I know a lot of friends who were pretty much raised by the novels. Rowling’s stories have inspired them to become better people. It might seem like an outrageous claim, but it just happens to be one backed by science, so, yeah.
The Harry Potter universe has influenced us so much that there are words, phrases, and references that seem to come out spontaneously. The other day I was driving past a gaggle of graduating college students and immediately referred to them as Deatheaters and asked my wife, “What are those Deatheater outfits called again?” Granted, I’m not a smart man, but still.
And this latest tweet from a science teacher proves that Rowling’s work has even invaded the most basic terms of our lexicon by replacing certain words.
He even called the British author out for it on Twitter with this hilarious test answer a student actually wrote on their exam.
The student wrote the word “disaperates,” which is a Harry Potter spell for transportation.
Baker took out the teacher’s red pen of doom to circle the word with the note: “You’ve been reading too much Harry Potter!” He then provided the correct answer and probably what the student meant to write originally: “Evaporates.”
J.K. Rowling retweeted the science teacher’s funny photo, which her fans just gobbled up while sharing their own Potter slip-ups.