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17 Things You Only Understand If You Grew Up With "Harry Potter"

I still solemnly swear I am up to no good.

1. You always check the walls in between train platforms.

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There are a ton of subways in New York, we should check all of those just in case.

2. You know which House you are in and are very protective of it.

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Nothing is worse than people thinking they are in a house you KNOW they would never be in. #Knowyourself

3. You use the terminology without thinking about it.

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"He's more like the Harry to Hermione, you know what I mean?"

4. You always try to have conversations with snakes.

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You've looked up ways to learn the language of Parseltongue, JUST ADMIT IT!

5. You've thought about getting a pet owl.

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It could deliver my messages — it would pay for itself!

6. Chopsticks are always wands.

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You find yourself constantly casting spells over Chinese takeout.

7. You want a cupboard under your stairs.

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It could be your own space for like, books and stuff.

8. Diaries and pre-owned books seem a bit suspicious.

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Any dark wizard coulda touched that thing, tbh.

9. You can breeze through novels.

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300 pages? Child's play. I was reading that when I was eleven.

10. You don't understand people who don't like Harry Potter.

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Nothing can end a date quicker than, "I just don't get Harry Potter."

11. You always have a backup Halloween costume.

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I'm sure I have a robe, wand, tie, and sweater around here somewhere...

12. You still make it to the midnight premieres.

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Fantastic Beasts, here I come!

13. You get immediate tears every time you hear the theme song.

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Right in the nostalgia. Every time.

14. J.K. Rowling feels like a member of the family.

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We're just so proud.

15. You can't wait to introduce the magic to a younger generation.


Get ready to have your life changed.

16. Universal's Harry Potter World feels like coming home.

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Do they rent rooms above The Leaky Cauldron?

17. And you're still waiting for your Hogwarts letter.

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One day... one day soon...

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