Guys I’m probably late to the party and I have no idea if someone’s mentioned this before but well
So J.K. Rowling used “Dumbledor”, the old colloquialism for a bumblebee for the name of the headmaster Dumbledore because she imagined him wandering around the castle and humming to himself.
Dumbledor is also a colloquialism for a certain beetle, usually known as a cockchafer.
Also we know Dumbledore is gay (or at least, just fell in love with a dude).
Is J.K. Rowling sniggering somewhere to herself?
I really hope she’s not also imagining him wandering around the castle and chafing… well, let’s leave it at that.
Handwriting in a book and on a chalkboard can be quite different… And the teachers probably use a spell, and the spell probably has a standardised ‘font’. It’s cruel to make students decipher a teacher’s scrawls.