J.K. Rowling has just blown the minds of 99% of Harry Potter fans: that we’ve all been pronouncing Voldemort’s name wrong for YEARS.

It’s Voldermooor, not VoldemorT. Silent t.  

J.K Rowling Says We’ve Been Mispronouncing Voldemort’s Name, Blows Minds

J.K Rowling Says We’ve Been Mispronouncing Voldemort’s Name, Blows Minds

Also can everyone just appreciate this guy:

A quick lesson in French from someone who failed it in high school: when in doubt, leave off the last letter. And ‘mort’ means ‘dead’ in French. Ergo, it’s pronounced ‘more’.

The old Stephen Fry / Jim Dale audiobooks used to pronounce it the c o r r e c t way, then Warner Bros. came along with their films and their budgets and fucked it right up. 

J.K Rowling Says We’ve Been Mispronouncing Voldemort’s Name, Blows Minds 

And now we’ll stop being insufferable know-it-alls and just bring your attentions to the fact that ‘wand’ is ‘baguette’ in French:

J.K Rowling Says We’ve Been Mispronouncing Voldemort’s Name, Blows Minds

J.K Rowling Says We’ve Been Mispronouncing Voldemort’s Name, Blows Minds

DEAD / MORT, RIP.