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(Undo revision 753835 by Hunnie Bunn (talk) - Completely disagree - if this was a spell, Harry would have been zapped with a letter from the Ministry like zap)
 
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{{Spell infobox
 
{{Spell infobox
|name=''Jiggery pokery''
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|name=''Jiggery Pokery''
 
|incantation=jig-er-ee poke-er-ee
 
|incantation=jig-er-ee poke-er-ee
 
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|hand=
 
|hand=
|effect=None. Invented by [[Harry Potter]] to frighten his [[Muggle]] [[Dudley Dursley|cousin]].
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|effect=Unknown mischief-making
 
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{{Quote|Jiggery pokery! [[Hocus pocus]]...[[squiggly wiggly]]...|[[Harry Potter]] frightens [[Dudley Dursley]] in [[1992]]|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
{{Quote|Jiggery pokery! [[Hocus pocus]]...[[squiggly wiggly]]...|[[Harry Potter]] frightens [[Dudley Dursley]] in [[1992]]|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
   
'''''Jiggery pokery''''' was one of three pretend [[spell]]s that [[Harry Potter]] invented in order to scare off his [[Muggle]] cousin, [[Dudley Dursley]], in [[1992]].
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'''''Jiggery Pokery''''' was one of three [[spell]]s that [[Harry Potter]] uttered the [[incantation]]s of to scare off his [[Muggle]] cousin, [[Dudley Dursley]], in [[1992]]. He claimed that they could set a hedge on [[fire]].
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
''[http://www.thefreedictionary.com/jiggery-pokery Jiggery-pokery]'' is a British term meaning "underhand or deceitful behaviour".
 
''[http://www.thefreedictionary.com/jiggery-pokery Jiggery-pokery]'' is a British term meaning "underhand or deceitful behaviour".
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==Behind the scenes==
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*While Harry seemed to be merely making up nonsense spells, the appearance of the spell in the title ''[[Jiggery Pokery and Hocus Pocus]]'', described as containing "mischief-making spells," suggests that it could in fact be a real spell.<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]] ''{{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]] ''{{1st}}
[[Category:Nonsense incantations]]
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*''[[Pottermore]]'' {{C|In book title}}
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
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[[Category:Spells]]

Latest revision as of 18:11, August 17, 2013

Jiggery Pokery
Incantation

jig-er-ee poke-er-ee

Effect

Unknown mischief-making

"Jiggery pokery! Hocus pocus...squiggly wiggly..."
Harry Potter frightens Dudley Dursley in 1992[src]

Jiggery Pokery was one of three spells that Harry Potter uttered the incantations of to scare off his Muggle cousin, Dudley Dursley, in 1992. He claimed that they could set a hedge on fire.

EtymologyEdit

Jiggery-pokery is a British term meaning "underhand or deceitful behaviour".

Behind the scenesEdit

  • While Harry seemed to be merely making up nonsense spells, the appearance of the spell in the title Jiggery Pokery and Hocus Pocus, described as containing "mischief-making spells," suggests that it could in fact be a real spell.[1]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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