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Ever since J.K. Rowling published 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' in 1997, kick-starting one of the most loved and immersive book/film franchises the world has ever seen, the series has grown from strength to strength.

The Wizarding world of Harry Potter is filled with elongated, complex names such as example Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank or Phineas Nigellus Black. Thus, it comes as no surprise that we've actually been pronouncing a character's name wrong this entire time.

What does come as a surprise, is that it's a very well known character...

The character in question is in fact the Lord of darkness himself, Voldemort. He who shall not be named, seems to have not been named correctly at all.

That's right Potterheads, the 'T' is silent...

The T rather...
The T rather...

Taking to twitter, the beloved English author spilled some Harry Potter trivia to her vast fanbase dropping this bomb on the fandom.

However, this isn't the first time that J.K. Rowling has stated that the 'T' in Voldemort is silent. Way back in 1999 in an interview with The Orange County Register, Rowling responded to the following question on the pronunciation of Harry's sworn enemy.

"Is it Voldemort?" "Or Voldemor?" someone asked about Harry's evil nemesis.
"I say 'Voldemor' but I'm the only one," replied Rowling

However, it appears that not everyone in the Potterverse was pronouncing the T...

For years the French contingency of Potterheads have been correctly pronouncing he who cannot be named.

Who knew Voldemort was french...

Harry Potter will be returning to the big screen, thanks to the David Yeats directed adaptation of J.K. Rowling's 2001 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them novel, starring Eddie Redmayne as famed Hufflepuff alumni Newt Scamander.

Co-starring Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller and Samantha Morton, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will hit our screens 2016.


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