We've been pronouncing Voldemort's name wrong all along
Since Harry Potter took over pop culture, we've learned to fear Voldemort and everything about him -- but we probably should've felt his wrath a long time ago because apparently we've been pronouncing his name wrong the entire time.
If you've noticed through the years, everyone has pronounced the Harry Potter villain's name with a hard 'T' -- including Ralph Fiennes, who plays Voldemort, and Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe.
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J.K. Rowling left Potter fans questioning the meaning of life (again) Wednesday night when she replied to a tweet concerning the correct pronunciation. Apparently the 'T' in Voldemort's name is silent, so it's actually pronounced "Vol-de-more."
... but I'm pretty sure I'm the only person who pronounces it that way. https://t.co/HxhJ5XY5HP— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 9, 2015
Just take a moment really quickly to let that sink in.
Really, there's only one person to blame here, and it's JK Rowling herself. After all, she consulted on the movies, meaning she had eight movies to correct the actors' pronunciation.
Apparently He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named chimed in on the conversation in 2010. He posted a tweet saying, "Yo my names Voldemort & the t is silent, but don't say my name or imma get violent #FreestyleFriday."
Let's all be thankful he didn't get violent over this.
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