Los Angeles - JK Rowling says Harry Potter fans have been pronouncing villain Lord Voldemort's name wrong for years.
The author of the books about wizard Harry Potter's adventures has previously revealed that Voldemort - played by Ralph Fiennes in the movie adaptations - should be pronounced with a "silent t" and she reiterated her stance on Twitter on Wednesday.
When Twitter user Michael Lucero wrote:
@Universe_Box One piece of Harry Potter trivia I always forget to mention: the "t" is silent in Voldemort, according to @jk_rowling.— Michael Lucero (@mhenrylucero) September 9, 2015
@Universe_Box One piece of Harry Potter trivia I always forget to mention: the "t" is silent in Voldemort, according to @jk_rowling.
Rowling retweeted the message and added:
... 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
... but I'm pretty sure I'm the only person who pronounces it that way. https://t.co/HxhJ5XY5HP
However, fans are not the only people to get it wrong and the characters in the movies also pronounce the evil wizard's name - which translates to 'flight of death' in French - with a t.
The Twitter account The Dark Lord (@Lord_Voldemort7) also got involved, sending a tweet to J.K. which read, ''Muggles never listen,'' and posting a link to an older tweet from 2010.
@jk_rowling Muggles never listen https://t.co/at5koM4Wsq— The Dark Lord (@Lord_Voldemort7) September 10, 2015
@jk_rowling Muggles never listen https://t.co/at5koM4Wsq
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