This is one of my favorite parts of this book, because it’s so apparent from how the rest of the staff is talking that they’ve ranted mercilessly about every bullshit thing Lockhart has ever said/done behind his back. It makes me really sad that Hogwarts professors will never have iPhones, because their group messages would be fucking hilarious. Can you imagine them sitting in the Great Hall for dinner and just ranting to each other via text about every stupid thing Lockhart is saying immediately after he says it?
See the thing is, Harry, there’s some wizards, like the Malfoy family, who think they’re better than everyone else because they’re what people call “pure blood. That’s horrible! And it’s codswallop to boot. "Dirty blood.” Why, there isn’t a wizard alive today that’s not half-blood or less.