Prompted by this and this, among other things, one of the critical questions of the modern age:

Magic is a classical phenomenon, no matter what you may have heard, so you can choose one and only one option.


  1. #1 Doug Natelson
    July 15, 2011

    You sass that hoopy Ron Weasley? Now there’s one frood who really knows where his towel is.

  2. #2 NoAstronomer
    July 15, 2011


    Fortunately for Ron, it’s in Hermione’s bag.

  3. #3 Sili
    July 15, 2011

    That’s a bad thing, NoAstronomer?

    Harry’s a jerk.

  4. #4 Tim Eisele
    July 15, 2011

    I think the thing that confuses the issue, is that the whole magic-using community is supposed to have an “outcast nerd” relationship with the rest of the world, so by that standard *everybody at Hogwarts* is a nerd (although some are clearly nerdier than others).

    That said, Harry is clearly a jock relative to the background he is in (although he would probably be a nerd in a “muggle” school).

  5. #5 Brian
    July 15, 2011

    I agree with Tim @4. Mostly. There’s the nerdy magic-users and the aristocratic magic-users.

    Slytherin is pretty much purely aristocrats. Ravenclaw is pretty much purely nerds. Hufflepuff is almost entirely nerds (no aristocrats there) and Gryffendor is mostly aristocrats.

    Harry has aristocratic blood, but because of his up-bringing, ends up having some of the mentality of a nerd. Once he gets a taste of fame, however, he ends up mostly jock.

    Interesting that the two nerdiest characters (Hermione and Snape) end up in the aristocratic houses.

  6. #6 Thony C.
    July 16, 2011

    Who cares?

  7. #7 e320vp
    July 19, 2011

    Yeah, i dont care. :)

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