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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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{{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 pretend [[spell]]s that [[Harry Potter]] invented in order to scare off his [[Muggle]] cousin, [[Dudley Dursley]], in [[1992]]. He claimed that they could set a hedge on [[fire]].
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==

Revision as of 04:01, March 18, 2013

Jiggery pokery
Incantation

jig-er-ee poke-er-ee

Effect

None. Invented by Harry Potter to frighten his Muggle cousin.

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

Jiggery pokery was one of three pretend spells that Harry Potter invented in order to scare off his Muggle cousin, Dudley Dursley, in 1992. He claimed that they could set a hedge on fire.

Etymology

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

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