So, you love #HarryPotter huh? You’ve watched each of the films at least five times over, daydreamed of being Hermione when it comes to school and is a firm believer that you belong to Gryffindor?
Well then, all that won’t matter if you have been pronouncing Lord Voldemort’s name wrong.
Twitter account List25 revealed, “#DidYouKnow Contrary to popular belief, the ‘t’ at the end of Voldemort is silent. The name comes from the French words meaning ‘flight of death’.
And apparently, the G.O.A. T that is JK Rowling actually confirmed the pronunciation in 2015, which makes me feel even more stupid.
According to The Sun, when a HP fan messaged JK saying, “One piece of Harry Potter trivia I always forget to mention: the ‘t’ is silent in Voldemort.”
She replied, “… but I’m pretty sure I’m the only person who pronounces it that way.”
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