Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Philosopher's Stone

No Harry Potter yet for this household, though presumably it's flying somewhere over the Atlantic right now. Before I bought the first couple books years ago, I had read that the American versions have had their English spellings Americanized, some English wording "translated," and some regional English, especially Hagrid's, significantly toned down to make it more understandable to an American audience it seemed preferable to get the original UK editions.