Harry Potter's Moaning Myrtle shares name with Elizabeth Warren
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Best-selling author J.K. Rowling managed to create a little political mischief when she took to Twitter on Monday to tell fans that Moaning Myrtle, the jilted teenage ghost who appears in the Harry Potter series, shares a name with a popular liberal senator.

“Moaning Myrtle’s full name was Myrtle Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenExclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren Minimum wage setback revives progressive calls to nix Senate filibuster Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm MORE,” Rowling answered.

She quickly added that the name had nothing to do with Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), noting, “Elizabeth is just one of those classic British middle names."

The author tweeted that she started laughing once she realized what she had done.


Mother Jones was the first to spot the tweets.