We already knew that kids who grow up reading Harry Potter tend to have more open and accepting world-views, but here’s something else for parents to keep in mind: When Potterheads are mad, they can come back at you with some pretty legit wizarding insults. That’s exactly why J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to help out parents whose kids are using the Unforgivable Curses (*gasp!*) against them.
One mom in Las Vegas, Nevada who goes by “Somebody’s Mother” tweeted at the Harry Potter author about her plight — her son is saying “Avada Kedavra” at her when he’s mad. Yeesh, that’s dangerous! (“Avada Kedavra” is the killing curse that kills a person instantly!)
Others could relate to this mom’s plight, because Harry Potter has changed the parenting world forever:
But as always, J.K. Rowling was there to the rescue with a solution (likely because she had to come up with one for her three kids). “Tell him your love would protect him from that curse,” she tweeted back at Somebody’s Mom. “Do Dobby eyes as you say it.”
And, of course, she couldn’t resist delivering a Harry Potter pun, too: “Should scar(e) him out of it.” LOL.
The Twitter Queen strikes again. Oh, J.K. — is there anything you can’t do?