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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*Given that Luna and [[Xenophilius Lovegood]] tend to believe in many things that others do not, it is likely that this illness does not exist. This is supported by the fact that the word ''lurgy'' is [[Great Britain|British]] slang for "a fictitious, yet highly infectious disease", equivalent to the term "cooties". The fictitious disease originated in the ''The Goon Show'' episode "Lurgi Strikes Britain."<ref>[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/lurgy Wikitionary Defintiion:Lurgy]</ref>
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*Given that Luna and [[Xenophilius Lovegood]] tend to believe in many things that others do not, it is likely that this illness does not exist. This is supported by the fact that the word ''lurgy'' is [[Great Britain|British]] slang for "a fictitious, yet highly infectious disease", equivalent to the term "cooties". The fictitious disease originated in the ''[[w:c:goonshow|The Goon Show]]'' episode "[[w:c:goonshow:Lurgi|Lurgi Strikes Britain]]."<ref>[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/lurgy Wikitionary Defintiion:Lurgy]</ref>
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==Appearances==
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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Latest revision as of 10:56, March 15, 2013

Loser's Lurgy
Ailment information
Symptoms

Apparently causes people to perform their activities poorly

Known affected

Zacharias Smith (possibly)

Loser's Lurgy is an illness, probably not proven to exist, that apparently causes people to perform their activities poorly, i.e. to lose. Luna Lovegood is the only known person to believe in the existence of this illness, though her father probably believes in it as well. When she commentated on a Gryffindor-Hufflepuff Quidditch match in 1996, Luna speculated that Hufflepuff Chaser Zacharias Smith was suffering from Loser's Lurgy because he was performing poorly, to the immense amusement of those listening.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Given that Luna and Xenophilius Lovegood tend to believe in many things that others do not, it is likely that this illness does not exist. This is supported by the fact that the word lurgy is British slang for "a fictitious, yet highly infectious disease", equivalent to the term "cooties". The fictitious disease originated in the The Goon Show episode "Lurgi Strikes Britain."[2]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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