Things it took me far too long to realize

Diagon Alley and Knockturn Alley in Harry Potter – wordplay. I did read the first five novels in German, though, so it was lost on me (the translation is something along the lines of “Angle Alley”).

Cupcake – a cake the size of a cup, why the hell did it take me years to realize that?




  1. You’d be surprised how long I took to figure those first ones out, and English IS my native language.

    To be fair, I suppose “cupcake” could also mean “a cake BAKED in a cup,” which actually exists (though I use a custard dish): (I never actually USE my “custard dishes” for custard, either. To be honest I’m not entirely sure what custard IS).

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