My point is, if Wizards don't use regular pens, they shouldn't have access to cellotape either, do they? So, was Ron allowed to use it to fix his wand?

  • What does one have to do with the other? – Alex Feb 26 '19 at 6:25
  • I thik the level of "muggleness" is similar, wizards can fix things without cello tape, they use parchment instead of paper. – Alejandro González López Feb 26 '19 at 6:31
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    It wasn't sellotape, it was spellotape, the wizard alternative. – marcellothearcane Feb 26 '19 at 6:31
  • Also, as Hermione demonstrated, normal wands can't repair other broken wands. – marcellothearcane Feb 26 '19 at 6:32
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    @AlejandroGonzálezLópez Do quills have less "muggleness" than pens? Also, with a name like "spellotape", it's probably magical in some way. – Alex Feb 26 '19 at 6:34

It is Spellotape, not cello tape

Ron was having far worse problems. He had patched up his wand with some borrowed Spellotape, but it seemed to be damaged beyond repair. It kept crackling and sparking at odd moments, and every time Ron tried to transfigure his beetle it engulfed him in thick gray smoke that smelled of rotten eggs... (CoS)

As such, it is a wizarding item, not something produced by Muggles, that means that he is both allowed to use it and has access to it.

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  • I wonder how many places got this pun? I've heard it goes over the head of most of the North American audience, but I don't know about other European countries/Eastern audiences. – DavidS Feb 26 '19 at 14:45
  • @DavidS Which pun? – Clockwork Feb 26 '19 at 18:17
  • @DavidS US resident here. I got it. Of course, I've watch a fair bit of British TV... – FreeMan Feb 28 '19 at 20:20
  • @Clockwork the cellotape/spellotape thing. – DavidS Mar 4 '19 at 9:54

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