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George Weasley: "How big did his tongue get?"
Arthur Weasley: "It was four feet long before his parents would let me shrink it."
— George and Arthur Weasley after Dudley Dursley ate the toffee[src]

The Ton-Tongue Toffee is a rainbow coloured sweet invented by Fred and George Weasley for Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes that, with the power of the Engorgement Charm, makes the tongue of the consumer swell to an indeterminate size (at least four feet long).

History

In 1994, Fred Weasley "accidentally" dropped one of these toffees on the floor at the Dursley's which Dudley then picked up and ate, making his tongue look like "a great slimy python" and almost suffocating him Uncle Vernon was so outraged at this that he flung several pieces of china at Mr Weasley before letting him restore Dudley's tongue. Dudley was also on a strict diet set by his school nurse so Fred decided to drop the toffee, knowing that the temptation would be too great to resist.[3][1]

The twins tried to sneak some toffees into the Quidditch World Cup, but were caught by Mrs Weasley's Summoning Charm.[2]

Behind the scenes

Translations

  • Chinese (PRC): 肥舌太妃糖
  • Croatian: Karamele jezikoduljice ("toffee tonguelengthener")
  • Czech: Karamelky Jazyk jako jelito
  • Danish: Tungeslaskerkaramel ("tongue-splashing toffee")
  • Dutch: Ton-Tong Toffee (Tong "tongue")
  • Estonian: Kolekeele iiris
  • Finnish: Kilokielimelli ("Kilo Tongue Candy")
  • French: Praline Longue Langue
  • German: Würgzungen-Toffees ("retch-tongue toffees")
  • Greek, Modern: Τόφι-τονόγλωσσα
  • Hebrew: טופי-לשון-בלון ("balloon-tongue toffee")
  • Hungarian: Nyelvnyújtó nyalánkság
  • Italian: Mou Mollelingua
  • Japanese: トンタントフィー (ton tan tofī)
  • Norwegian: tongtungetyggis ("heavy-tongue-chewing gum")
  • Polish: Gigantojęzyczne toffi ("giant-tongue toffee")
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Caramelo Incha-Língua (inchar "to swell", "Tongue-Swelling Toffee")
  • Russian: Ириски «Гиперъязычки»
  • Serbian: Карамела тонског језика (Karamela tonskog jezika)
  • Slovak: Jazykoplazé Karamelky
  • Spanish: Caramelo longuilinguo
  • Turkish: dolma dil şekerlemesi
  • Ukrainian: Іриска–язикодризка (Iryska-yazykodryzka) ("Toffee-tonguetwitcher")

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 4 (Back to The Burrow)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 5 (Weasley's Wizard Wheezes)
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 3 (The Invitation)
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