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Only in America(2 posts)

Only in AmericaBrian C.
Nov 15, 2001 4:40 PM
Perhaps some of you will be taking your kids to see a movie this weekend featuring some youngster named Harry Potter.
While the rest of the world will be munching on popcorn rapt by the exploits of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," poor Americans will be seeing something called "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."
Seems the United States is only the country in the world where that movie will be known as " Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." For kids in every other nation it will be "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone."
So the story goes, someone - a Hollywood bigshot? - decided that American children would not have a good comprehension of "philosopher," but they would have a better grasp of the meaning of "sorcerer."
Go figure.
What did you expect from AOL? Stupid is, stupid does.. (nm)Jekyll
Nov 15, 2001 10:00 PM