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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
|name=Jiggery pokery
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|name=''Jiggery pokery''
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|incantation=jig-er-ee poke-er-ee
|incantation=''Jiggery pokery''
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|type=[[Spell]]
 
 
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|effect=None. Invented by [[Harry Potter]] to frighten his [[Muggle]] [[Dudley Dursley|cousin]].
|effect=Frightens [[muggle]]s
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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]] with this spell.|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
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'''''Jiggery pokery''''' is a spell that is used to frighten [[muggle]]s, to the point of causing them to run, screaming and tripping, away.
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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]].
==Known uses==
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This was one of three [[spell]]s that were used by [[Harry Potter]] in [[August]] of [[1992]] to scare his [[muggle]] cousin [[Dudley Dursley]] after the latter insulted him and told him he wasn't allowed doing [[magic]].
 
 
==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".
==Behind the scenes==
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*It is never outright stated that this is a spell, although it is written in italics as with other spells and immediately after Dudley begins running, screaming and tripping, so it is a reasonable assumption to assume it is.
 
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]] ''{{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]] ''{{1st}}

Revision as of 00:48, November 22, 2012

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.

Etymology

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

Appearances

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