Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Ralph Fiennes

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Quick! How do you pronounce "Voldemort" You know, the Dark Lord from Harry Potter. He who shall not be named. Well, we have to name him right now because either you've been saying his name correctly this whole time or your entire existence has been a lie 

If you pronounce "Voldemort" with a silent "T" at the end ("Volde-more") then congrats! You are saying his name correctly. If you pronounce that "T" at the end ("Volde-mort") then just give back your Harry Potter collection because you're a sham!

Just kidding, everything is going to be OK. Why are we all of suddenly screaming at you about fictional characters? Because J.K. Rowling posted a tweet that has sent the Harry Potter fandom into a tailspin.

A fan was just innocently posting some HP trivia and mentioned that the "T" in "Voldemort" should be silent, as in "mort," the French word for "death."

Apparently not everyone knew that, so when Rowling herself confirmed it…

…fans who have been saying it "Volde-mort" went bananas.

In the movies, we have heard "Voldemort" said both ways, though that could be all the British accents and we are mishearing things. We've watched many scenes since J.K.'s tweet and we've heard it both ways, but mostly with the "T" in tact. So if you've been pronouncing it wrong, it's not entirely your fault. Even half of the Jim Dale audio books have the mistake. So don't be discouraged if you've been mistaking his name. You don't need to renounce your Hogwarts House or anything.

But if you continue to say "Voldemort" without the silent T, then you really need to look at yourself in the mirror because Jo has spoken! Respect her!

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