Gryffindor, the jock or frat house, sees the “other” as less physically bold or courageous, for which condition, an eleven year-old would probably find “blubber” a handy signifier.
An oddment, if memory serves, is the remainder from the bolt of cloth, a remainder not large enough to be usable in making anything significant.
Slytherins are lovers of “pure-blood” and, in this, “wholeness” or “integrity.” The “other” to a Slytherin is any witch or wizard born with insufficient purity, an insufficiency that makes them an oddment of less, even no value.
The craftsmen employed for this project had to rebuild what preceded the palace and then decorate it with the utmost luxury to please their king.
The court of Assurnasirpal II was full of lively celebrations, but the king’s hunger to produce a site he saw worthy of his presence consumed countless resources too.
Today came the official announcement that Led Zeppelin will complete their extensive reissue campaign on July 31, 2015.
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More recently I have been tracking the choleric, phlegmatic, sanguine, and melancholic humors/temperaments in the various characters. I am thinking about Dumbledore’s four word speech to the Four Houses after the sorting in . In short, each of the four words is a “put-down” that one house would use to describe the “other” (anyone not part of their new house).
Rowling thought it important enough) that he recalls these words during the eulogy at the Headmaster’s funeral in .
“Tweek:” Hufflepuff is the Hogwarts House for magical folk who were not smart, bold, or pure enough for the three Houses described above.