Why does Hagrid speak like a pirate

"Happened when a powerful, evil curse touches you - didn't work on you, and that's why yer famous, Harry."

It happened when a powerful, evil curse hit you, Harry - it didn't work out for you, and that's why you are you (yer = you are)famous.

"Now, yer mum an 'dad were as good a witch an' wizard as I ever knew. [...] probably knew they were too close to Dumbledore ter want anythin 'ter do with the Dark Side."

Now, yourMother and your father were the best witch and magician I ever knew. [...] He probably knew that they were too close to Dumbledore to ever want anything to do with the dark side. (ter = to)

"Maybe he thought he could persuade 'em ... maybe he just wanted' em outta the way. All anyone knows is, he turned up in the village where you was all living, on Halloween ten years ago. You was just a year old. He came ter yer house an '- an' - "

Maybe he thought he could convince her, maybe he just wanted to get her out of the way. All we know is that on Halloween, ten years ago, he showed up in the town where you all lived. You were only a year old. He came to (ter = to) your (yer = your)House and ..

"Sorry," he said. "But it's that sad - knew yer mum an 'dad, an' nicer people yeh couldn't find"

"I'm sorry," he said, "but it's so horrific .. I knew your (yer = your)Mom and (an = and)your dad, and nicer people (an = any)you couldn't have found anywhere.

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