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Attention Harry Potter Fans: You've Been Saying Voldemort's Name Wrong For Years

by Emmy Griffiths ,
Attention Harry Potter Fans: You've Been Saying Voldemort's Name Wrong For Years

If you have been brave enough to call He Who Must Not Be Named by his chosen title as the evil Lord of all, you might not have been quite as brave as you think because you've probably been saying it totally wrong. JK Rowling recently revealed that the pronunciation of the Dark Lord's name is actually kind of different!

The revelation came about when one mega-fan pointed out that the 'T' in the Voldemort is supposed to be silent:

​To which JK Rowling, cheeky Harry Potter author and Twitter genius that she is, tweeted confirmed that this was indeed the case:


"But the films!" We hear you cry. "Even in the films they say 'VoldemorT." Turns out they were wrong, ladies and gents. We were all so wrong. It turns out that Voldemort has French origins, and roughly translates to 'flight of death', which totally makes sense as Voldemort splits his soul in an attempt to achieve immortality.

It looks like now is the time of change for the Harry Potter world. Not only have we been saying old Voldy's name wrong for years, that Hogwarts house that is sort of the butt of every joke (sorry Hufflepuffs, you know it's true), is about to become the big new thing.

After winning the House Cup on JK's Harry Potter fan site, Pottermore, Jo tweeted:

The #FantasticBeasts hashtag is referring to the Harry Potter prequel in the works which will follow Newt Scamander, a zoologist who travels to New York in the 1920s and happens to be a Hufflepuff. Since the role will be played by Eddie Redmayne (HEART EYE EMOJI), looks like being Hufflepuff is about to get cool.

Do you like Voldemort's real name, or are you just going to stick with You Know Who, or My Dark Lord? Tweet us @sofeminineUK!

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