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Excuses All Hogwarts Students Have Used For Missing Assignments

My owl ate my homework...

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1. Charms practice backfired, sending my entire bag into flames.

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My notebook didn't stand a chance...

2. I dropped it and the wind carried it under the Whomping Willow

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I figured it was a better idea to leave it there, than to risk a visit to the hospital wing and missing class.

3. I spilled invisible ink on it.

I can't figure out which piece of parchment I wrote it on...
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I can't figure out which piece of parchment I wrote it on...

4. Peeves stole my bag and hid it in the Room of Requirement...

...Then when I tried to find it, all I found was a room filled with mouthwash.
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...Then when I tried to find it, all I found was a room filled with mouthwash.

5. Professor Trelawney said that if I turned it in, it would start a series of events leading to my death.

She's accurately predicted many things. I didn't want to take any chances.
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She's accurately predicted many things. I didn't want to take any chances.

6. I had an accident at Professor Lockhart's dueling club.

Madam Pomfrey wouldn't let me do homework in the hospital wing.
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Madam Pomfrey wouldn't let me do homework in the hospital wing.

7. I was practicing memory charms when my wand suddenly backfired. It wiped my memory of what the assignment was.

In fact, I'm not quite sure who I am either...
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In fact, I'm not quite sure who I am either...

8. My Monster Book of Monsters tore it up

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Why did Hagrid assign that book anyway? I'm lucky my fingers are still intact.

9. Ron Weasley coughed slugs all over it after his wand backfired.

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It was disgusting...

10. I thought homework was cancelled because there was a murderous creature on the loose around campus.

Dumbledore cancels exams every other week...
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Dumbledore cancels exams every other week...

11. A House Elf threw out my homework when he was cleaning the common room.

S.P.E.W!!
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S.P.E.W!!

12. I got hit with a bludger during quidditch practice.

Everything has been a bit hazy since then....
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Everything has been a bit hazy since then....

13. I let Neville borrow my notes and he forgot where he put my notebook.

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Somebody get that boy a Remembrall... oh wait...

14. The giant squid attacked me and my homework got wet.

I was doing my homework by the lake, when he came out of nowhere.
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I was doing my homework by the lake, when he came out of nowhere.

15. I dropped my bag when I was practicing how to apparate.

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Thank goodness I didn't lose an arm in the process.

16. The Weasley twins cast a vanishing spell on my notebook.

17. I dropped it while running from the troll that attacked the girls bathroom.

When I found it again, it was covered in troll boggies.
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When I found it again, it was covered in troll boggies.

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