The title of the last Harry Potter book has been announced: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It seems that Rowling has come up with yet another title containing unexpected content. Is a Deathly Hallow a place or person? Remember that “hallow” as a noun (obsolete) is derived from Old English halga “saint” and is related to hālig “holy” (from which “holy” descends). I’m wondering whether the meaning of “hallow” might’ve been extended to the sense of “spirit”.
Highlights of the last volume? Hermione and Ron end up having a drunken shag, and she gets pregnant.
“How could you, Hermione?” said Professor McGonagall looking disappointed.“We’re British teenagers,” said Hermione shrugging her shoulders. “You have to admit that if all the sex education we get here is to watch a couple of hippogryphs at it, then it’s small wonder that most of the girls in the 6th form are pregnant.”“They’re pregnant?! Ah well,” said Professor McGonagall philosophically, “I suppose being a lesbian has its advantages in this case.”
Harry has his final encounter with Voldemort.
Suddenly, out of the gloom, Voldemort appeared, but did not appear to have seen Harry. In his hand was a leash and at the other end was Snape in a posing pouch.“Professor?” Harry blurted out in surprise.“Hello, Harry,” hissed Voldemort. “So now you know the truth. Now you know why you never fancied Hermione, and why you rejected Cho Chang and Ginny Weasley.”“I don’t understand.”“Because, Potter,” sneered Snape, “being a wizard is gay.”“But what about my parents? What about Ron and Hermione?”“There are always a few heteros in every generation,” said Voldemort. “Did you never wonder why none of the teachers at Hogwarts were married?”“Crippling shyness?” Harry glanced at Snape again.“That’s right, Harry. Snape was always my bitch.”