We’ve all been pronouncing Voldemort’s name wrong

10 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Accio two beers please: A Harry Potter cocktail bar has opened in Toronto.

Harry Potter’s main nemesis Voldemort is known as He Who Must Not Be Named and it seems like there’s a good reason why – because you probably aren’t saying it properly.And behind the bar area, which is designed to look like a very modern apothecary, glows the bar’s neon sign, featuring the final line of JK Rowling’s seventh novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The Dark Lord even got involved himself and posted an old tweet from 2010, where he tried – and failed – to get fans to change the way they were saying it.

There’s also a menu of potions and elixirs available, including Befuddlement draft (gin, vodka, peach schnapps, blue curacao, cherry brandy, triple sec, ginger ale) and the Shacklebolt (house infused Gosling spiced rum, house made ginger beer, ginger ale, lime juice & garnish, ginger bitter.) ‘Without knowing any of the Harry Potter stuff, you already will think of this as a cool bar,’ co-owner and Harry Potter obsessive Paris Xerx told Now Toronto. ‘You’d come here and see the stag’s head on the wall and go “Wow, I love that”, but a Harry Potter fan might say “That’s a Patronus” he adds. Rowling has said in past interviews that it is pronounced like the French word ‘mort’, which means ‘death’, but everyone seems to have forgotten or maybe we just don’t like change. Rowling has increased her Twitter activity in recent weeks, revealing news that Harry Potter’s son James has started Hogwarts, and has unsurprisingly been sorted into Gryffindor. News of the pronunciation comes after Rowling said Hufflepuff will have its moment of glory in the upcoming spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Porsha rather than Porsh — not that most of us will ever use that word unless it is in the sentence ‘some day I’d like to be rich enough so I can buy a Porsha’.

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