You'll remember at the end of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Neville Longbottom showed bravery consistent with the bravery he demonstrated in his first year at Hogwart's when he caught Harry, Ron, and Hermione sneaking out of Gryffindor Tower. For trying to stop them, he was awarded 10 house points, enabling Gryffindor to win the House Cup from Slytherin for the first time in many years. In his fifth year, he got his nose bloodied and broken in a big, climatic battle, and so he couldn't speak clearly for a few weeks afterward. Words came out garbled and the other students laughed uproariously when they took some of the things he said at face value. Like the time someone asked if he had a cold, and he said, "Doe, I don hab a code" to which someone else interjected, "You know that Neville can't remember the 'codes' for the Gryffindor entrance!" and the embarassed boy blushed beet red as the others chortled at his expense.
Another time, he was telling Seamus Finnegan that he was craving something called "beetloaf" ... and Seamus was aghast, thinking Neville was talking about a bread loaf made of beets! By now Neville was a bit tired of everyone harassing him as he healed, so he created one ... sort of! It came out of the oven bright red, and everyone was frightened of it when he carried it into the commonroom. Having heard from Seamus about Neville's "loaf of beets," the other students kept their distance, wrinkling their noses in disgust. They all stared as he cut dug into the baking pan and took a bite, his face in rapture. Seamus looked green and no one was surprised to see him bolt for the toilets ... but then the fragrance of well-cooked beef hit them and the remaining realized Neville meant MEATloaf, but because of his injury, it came out "beetloaf"! They got the point, and stopped teasing their friend ... or at least, they stopped teasing him about his temporary speech impediment, in exchange for a slice of delicious "beetloaf"!
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