...they 'finds' them insulting

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RaLo18

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(Dobby: ) None of them will clean Gryffindor Tower any more, not with the hats and socks hidden everywhere, they finds them insulting, sir.
(Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the British version, p. 342)

I wonder why did J.K use finds instead of find.
I'd think she mistook deliberately, but I didn't notice any similar mistakes in Dobby's speech in the other books. Is there any other reason to use finds?
 
  • panjandrum

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    English-Ireland (top end)
    I think she mistook deliberately.
    I don't remember the books with crystal clarity, but I seem to recall this kind of error as characteristic of Dobby.
     
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