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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The movement's acronym, F.A.R.T., is clearly a play on the English vulgarism ''fart'', an informal term referring to flatulence.
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The movement's acronym, F.A.R.T., is clearly a play on the English vulgarism ''fart'', an informal term referring to flatulence. The full form itself appears to be a play on the term.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

Revision as of 09:06, December 5, 2012

Fresh Air Refreshes Totally (F.A.R.T.) was a fringe movement of wizards who preferred to wear robes at all times in public, even when in the vicinity of Muggles, because they believed that trousers "stem[med] the magical flow at source" and that having a "healthy breeze" around one's "privates" was desirable.[1][2] The movement's president was Archie Aymslowe.[1]

Members of the F.A.R.T. movement were repeatedly warned and fined for violating the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy.[1] The Statute laid out a code of dress that wizards and witches were supposed to follow when interacting with Muggles.[1]

Muggles who encountered members of the F.A.R.T. movement apparently assumed they belonged to a cult.[1]

Etymology

The movement's acronym, F.A.R.T., is clearly a play on the English vulgarism fart, an informal term referring to flatulence. The full form itself appears to be a play on the term.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Pottermore (transcription available here)
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 7

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