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Old 08-03-2009, 05:48 PM
SciFiSam is offline
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Originally Posted by G. Odoreida View Post
I haven't seen that and I don't know what her reasons for saying it like that were, but DIaGONally isn't the way British people pronounce the word. Anyway, doesn't it spoil the joke by burying the 'a' of 'ally'?
Perhaps Rowling has an idiosyncratic way of saying diagonally. I guess it's easy enough to hear her say it like that and assume she's representative of her accent (if she did say it like that, of course).