Harry Potter supervillain Lord Voldemort has been terrifying fans for 18 years.
But JK Rowling has only now spoken up to inform us we’ve been pronouncing the name of, er, He Who Cannot Be Named wrong all of this time.
The revelation came via Twitter after the author replied to Michael Lucero’s observation: “One piece of Harry Potter I always forget to mention: the ‘t’ is silent in Voldemort, according to JK Rowling.”
... 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
Rowling responded in agreement, though added she’s “pretty sure I’m the only person who pronounces it that way.”
How very French.