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How Many "Harry Potter" Words Were You Pronouncing Wrong Before You Saw The Movies?

"It's Levi-OH-sa, not Levi-oh-SAR."

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If you read the Harry Potter books before watching the movies, you'll know what a revelation it was to find out how some words and names were actually pronounced.

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HOW IN THE FRESH HELL WAS I SUPPOSED TO KNOW HOW TO PRONOUNCE BEAUXBATONS?!!?!

  1. Check off every word you were pronouncing wrong:

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    Bellatrix Lestrange (It's La-STRAWNGE, not Le-Strange)
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    Accio (It's Ack-key-oh, not Ass-see-oh or A-chh-io)
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    Gilderoy Lockhart (It's Gill-deroy, not Jill-deroy)
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    Beauxbatons (It's B-OH-but-ons, not Box-bat-ons)
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    Knuts (It's K-noots, not nuts)
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    Severus Snape (It's Sever- us, not Severe-us)
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    Voldemort (It's V-ohl-de-mor, not V-all-de-mort)
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    Felix Felicis (It's Fee-LICKS FE-lease-us, not FE-licks FE-lis-seas)
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    Rufus Scrimgeour (It's SCRIM-jor, not SCRIM-gauer)
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    Ginny Weasley (It's Djin-ny, not Gin-ny)
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    McGonagall (It's M'GONE-a-gaul, not M'GONE-a-GAL)
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    Merope Gaunt (It's Ma-ROW-pee, not ME-rope)
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    Privet Drive (It's Pri-vet, not Private)
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    Bartemius Crouch (It's Bar-tea-me-us, not BAR-tay-me-us)
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    Sybill Trelawney (It's Si-bill, not SIGH-bill)
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    Draco Malfoy (It's Dray-co, not Drah-ko)
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    Dursley (It's Durs-lee, not Durs-LAY)
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    Erised (It's Ay-riz-zed, not Ay-rah-eyes-d)
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    Flagrate (It's Flag-rah-TAY, not Flug-rate)
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    Protego (It's Pro-TAY-goh, not Pro-tea-goh)
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    Inferi (It's In-FEAR-ri, not In-ferry)
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    Hagrid (It's HAG-rid, not Hay-grid)
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    Cedric Diggory (It's Sed-rick, not Ked-rick)
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    Fawkes (It's FOCK-s, not Faw-keys)
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    Little Whinging (It's Win-jing, not win-ging)
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    Dobby (It's Daw-bee, not Dough-bee)
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    Alastor (It's A-LAS-tor, not Alice-tor)
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    Crabbe (It's Crab, not Crab-bee)
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    Slytherin (It's Slither-in, not Sly-ther-in)
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    Cruciatus (It's Crew-she-at-us, not Crux-ee-at-us)
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    Wizengamot (It's We-zen-gaa-mought, not Why-zen-gaa-mought)
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    Xenophilius (It's Zen-oh-feel-ee-us, not Zeen-oh-philly-us)
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    Animagus (It's Ani-may-jus, not Ani-MAG-us)
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    Bezoar (It's Bee-zore, not Bay-zoh-ar)
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    Pensieve (It's Pensive, not pen-seev)
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    Eeylops (It's eye-lops, not eeh-lops)
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    Firenze (It's Fear-en-zee, not Fir-ren-z)
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    Madam Maxime (It's Max-eye-m, not Max-im-ee)
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    Pius Thicknesse (It's Pie-us, not Pee-us)
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    Seamus Finnigan (It's Shay-mus, not See-mus)
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    Elphias Doge (It's DOH-zh, not Do-je)
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    Borgin & Burkes (It's Bor-gin, not Bor-jin)
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    Cave Inimicum (It's KAH-vay, not Kay-ve)
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    Florean Fortesque (It's For-tess-cue, not For-tess-k)
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    Hermione (It's Her-my-oh-nee, not hermy-own)
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    Hermione (It's Her-my-oh-nee, not hermoy-nee)
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    Hermione (It's Her-my-oh-nee, not her-moine)
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    Hermione (It's Her-my-oh-nee, her-me-own-nee)
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    Hermione (It's Her-my-oh-nee, not her-my-own)
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    And of course, Wingardium Leviosa (It's Levi-OH-sa, not Levi-oh-SAR)
 
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