J.K. Rowling reveals Americans have their own word for 'muggles'

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J.K. Rowling Reveals Americans Have Their Own Word for 'Muggles'


JK Rowling has just revealed that the Americans have their own word for "muggles," or non-magic folk.

Rowling's "Harry Potter" prequel, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," is featured in Entertainment Weekly. The magazine cover calls the highly-anticipated film -- which is set in New York in the 1920s -- "required reading ... even for muggles."

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There's just one problem: According to Rowling, the American word for "muggle" is "No-Maj" -- with a 'j.'

As Mirror Online reported, one fan on Twitter called the news "nonsense."

That's not the only difference between American wizards and British wizards. For example, in America, the first "Harry Potter" novel is called "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," instead of the "Philosopher's Stone."

Regardless, No-Maj isn't the only new term. Rowling will reportedly introduce several other new words in "Fantastic Beasts."

That's fine. As long as she remembers another one: "sequel."

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