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(Telegraph)   Duke of Northumberland, who owns Hogwarts, is not real Duke of Northumberland, alleges retired hockey player from New Zealand   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 24
    More: Strange, Hogwarts, Duke of Northumberland, Northumberland, Harry Potter films, New Zealand, Louvain-Percy, Shakespeare, northern England  
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2009-11-21 10:58:37 AM  
Oh you crazy Nobles.
 
2009-11-21 11:59:30 AM  
Aarontology: Oh you crazy Nobles Brits.

FTFY
 
2009-11-21 12:01:24 PM  
DUKE SUCKS.
 
2009-11-21 12:04:50 PM  
Hogwarts isn't a real place, you that, right Submitter?
 
2009-11-21 12:10:12 PM  
They play hockey in New Zealand?

Wait, are we talking about real hockey, or that sport that college girls play on grass?
 
2009-11-21 12:14:37 PM  
They should be asking for the help of that Australian guy who turned out to be the actual king of England.
 
2009-11-21 12:23:48 PM  
No_One_Special: They should be asking for the help of that Australian guy who turned out to be the actual king of England.

Aragorn, son of Arathorn?
 
2009-11-21 12:24:43 PM  
A farker who passed over a Blackadder reference for the vulgarian Harry Potter one? For. Farking. Shame.

FTFA: "Alnwick Castle, the family home in Northumberland, northern England, which celebrated its 700th anniversary this week, was also the backdrop for the film Elizabeth, starring Cate Blanchett, and the television series Blackadder"

/some giggity for Kate Blanchett as well.
 
2009-11-21 12:27:09 PM  
The Hogwarts angle is chucked in there to make people care about the story.
 
2009-11-21 12:33:04 PM  
Inconceivable!: Hogwarts isn't a real place, you that, right Submitter?

English... do you speak it?

/head hurts from parsing
 
2009-11-21 12:33:57 PM  
Maybe this guy should claim to be Lord Lucan while we're at it.
 
2009-11-21 12:34:59 PM  
I am the Duke of Booty so I'm getting a kick out of these...
 
2009-11-21 12:47:50 PM  
Kevin Percy, a former Olympic hockey player, who claims his ancestors include Harry "Hotspur" Percy

Alnwick Castle ...snip.. the television series Blackadder


www.cnet.co.uk

plan... cunning... or something. I'm sure he would have his own input though.

/hawt leenkd
 
2009-11-21 12:58:16 PM  
LetsGoVandy: DUKE SUCKS.

Well played.

/10 points for Gryffindor.
 
2009-11-21 01:08:08 PM  
I think the Queen should allow the exhumation and testing at this guy's cost. And then give all the property, money and holdings to me since I am Spartacus.
 
2009-11-21 01:37:26 PM  
Shirley Ujest: I think the Queen should allow the exhumation and testing at this guy's cost. And then give all the property, money and holdings to me since I am Spartacus.

Shirley - you can't be serious!
 
2009-11-21 01:49:08 PM  
fare thee well Northumberland.
 
2009-11-21 02:43:04 PM  
w00ty: Kevin Percy, a former Olympic hockey player, who claims his ancestors include Harry "Hotspur" Percy

Alnwick Castle ...snip.. the television series Blackadder



plan... cunning... or something. I'm sure he would have his own input though.

/hawt leenkd


Percy was heir to the Dutchy of Northumberland so may have had something to say about it.

Once he's done with the Spaniard who tinks he can push past him.
 
2009-11-21 03:27:55 PM  
Doc Daneeka: They play hockey in New Zealand?

Wait, are we talking about real hockey, or that sport that college girls play on grass?


hockey, not that one where the poor soft snowflakes are padded up and wear helmets.
 
2009-11-21 03:47:48 PM  
basilbrush: Doc Daneeka: They play hockey in New Zealand?

Wait, are we talking about real hockey, or that sport that college girls play on grass?

hockey, not that one where the poor soft snowflakes are padded up and wear helmets.


Real Hockey, a manly sport played by some of the toughest athletes around:

www.econ.uiuc.edu
www.lewrockwell.com

versus

Field Hockey, a woman's sport most frequently played by high school and college girls:

kimmcfarlane.files.wordpress.com

I hope that this has been educational for all, and has cleared up any lingering confusion between the two.
 
2009-11-21 04:46:05 PM  
There is a great irony that in the US, the first name "Percy" is seen as weak and ineffectual. In England, the last name of "Percy" was associated with the bloodthirsty cutthroats of the Percy family. They are perhaps the oldest noble family in England.
 
2009-11-21 05:49:33 PM  
He just wants to be able to say that Hermione passed the night at his place.
 
2009-11-21 09:55:11 PM  
Doc Daneeka: basilbrush: Doc Daneeka: They play hockey in New Zealand?

Wait, are we talking about real hockey, or that sport that college girls play on grass?

hockey, not that one where the poor soft snowflakes are padded up and wear helmets.

Real Hockey, a manly sport played by some of the toughest athletes around:

versus

Field Hockey, a woman's sport most frequently played by high school and college girls:

I hope that this has been educational for all, and has cleared up any lingering confusion between the two.


I still have some confusion regarding this subject. Would you be so kind as to post more pictures of this "field hockey" so that I can adequately resolve this conundrum?
 
2009-11-21 11:11:09 PM  
simpsonfan: Jgok: I still have some confusion regarding this subject. Would you be so kind as to post more pictures of this "field hockey" so that I can adequetly resolve this conundrum?

I am also confused, very confused, on this subject.


GIS for "field hockey" finds this, which looks like a very, very interesting sport indeed:

lava.net

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