"There is never a dull day when it comes to Harry Potter." —me
Always one to let her fans feel included in her magical world, J.K. Rowling dropped some Harry Potter knowledge on her loyal Twitter followers after a fan tweeted about the pronunciation of Voldemort's name.
Yup, according to our magical mother, it's pronounced "Voldemor," not "Voldemort"...even if she's the only one who says it like that.
For some fans, this news might be completely and utterly shocking, because WHAT?!
For others, this might just be a pleasant reminder that "mort" means "dead" in French and that all of this makes complete sense.
And for some, they might be like, "But, wait, the movies definitely pronounce the 'T.'"
And then others might rebuttal and be like, "Well, Jim Dale drops the 'T' in some of the audiobooks."
But in the end, you should probably just pronounce "Voldemort" however you want.
Because as long as we're not saying "You-Know-Who" or "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named," we're taking away the power his name holds over us... and that means we're doing something right.
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