For Neville, Harry Potter and Longbottom: How Twitter Reacted To James Murdoch's Phone Hacking Hearing
“For Neville” started trending on Twitter today after James Murdoch’s appearance - but for the wrong reason.
Most people mistakenly thought it was a reference to the Harry Potter character Neville Longbottom.
For those who don’t know Longbottom is, according to Wikipedia: "a pure-bloodwizard who began school at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1991, and was sorted into Gryffindor house."
“His parents, Alice and Frank Longbottom, were well-respected Aurors and members of the first Order of the Phoenix. Shortly after Neville's birth, they were tortured to insanity by four Death Eaters with the Cruciatus Curse and placed in the Janus Thickey Ward at St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries, leaving Neville to be raised by his formidable grandmother, Augusta Longbottom."
SpellsMaster3 1st Year Ravenclaw wrote:
For Neville, you were the one who killed Voldemort, well partly. Clap your hands for Neville! RT if you like Neville.
phirakp Greg Heffley's;3 added:
RT @DamnItsPotter: When you see 'For Neville' trending and you automatically think of Neville Longbottom. #ItsPotterheadThing <7
Of course all of those following the actual news about the phone hacking will know "For Neville" refers to an explosive email which MP Tom Watson read out from Neville Thurlbeck, the former News of the World journalist.