http://www.hp-lexicon.org/essays/essay- ... s-end.htmlSnape’s words and actions are those of one from the industrial north of England. Snape uses the expression "dunderhead," which is quite often heard in the north of England but rare elsewhere, and he describes Mundungus Fletcher as "smelly" — a word common among children all over Britain, but rarely used by adults — unless they are from the Manchester/Derby area. Finally, the fact that Snape probably comes from the industrial north of England defuses a lot of his apparent harshness and nastiness, because it means much of it is just cultural. In that area "surly and antisocial" is rather admired, and rudeness (known as "being blunt") is regarded as a sign of honesty and is cultivated as a virtue. Indeed, one can say that Snape’s probably from a northern English industrial area, rather than Lanarkshire or Derry, precisely because he is so brusque and sarcastic.
Je vous baise humblement les mains :wink: