What Your Harry Potter Crush Says About You

12 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

10 words you never knew you were mispronouncing.

It’s kind of funny that the big bad guy in the Harry Potter films that no one was supposed to speak his name… had his name pronounced wrong in the films. Rowling blew our collective minds earlier this week when she confirmed that we’ve all been pronouncing He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’s name all these years. Sure, we were all very concerned about whether or not Harry was going to destroy all the Horcruxes and defeat Voldemort, but we were also rooting for our favorite couples at the same time.

Potterhead Michael Lucero tweeted out a bit of little-known trivia about the series, claiming that according to Rowling, the “t” a the end of Voldemort is silent. Don’t try to pretend that you didn’t have a thousand crushes while reading the series, because let’s be honest here: we’ve all had our fictional favorites. I can still remember when I saw the first movie in theaters, and I totally swooned over the terrible yet dreamy Draco Malfoy (when he stole that Remembrall — he stole all our hearts, am I right?).

Rowling confirmed that the French-style pronunciation is correct, though added: ‘…but I’m pretty sure I’m the only person who pronounces it that way.’ Fans were quick to point out that, spoken in the French fashion, the name of Harry’s arch-nemesis sounds like the phrase ‘vol de mort’, literally translated as ‘death flight’. The translation seems appropriate, since Voldemort was stopped from dying after being magically linked with Harry while trying to cast the killing curse avada kedavra on him. It’s obvious from the heaps of fanfiction, heartthrob-style posters, and just the general hullaballoo surrounding the characters of Harry Potter, that all readers have their favorites. Or maybe it was something like in the last season of Arrow where different people pronounced Ra’s al Ghul differently depending on which side they were on.

We think it’s cute how creative restaurant owners have gotten with their business names (and we are still all about Jason Priestley), but “pho” is pronounced “fuh,” so 9021PHO doesn’t quite work. Maybe you’re also a Tom Felton fan, or maybe you’re aboard the Viktor Krum express (don’t even get me started on the greatness that is Viktor Krum). — Nick Xylas (@nxylas) September 9, 2015 In other Harry Potter news, the spinoff film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is currently filming, with Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne starring in the lead role of Newt Scamander. You’ve got a thing for guys who drive motorcycles and wear black leather jackets and give off a super James-Dean vibe, and you’d love for one of them to take you on a crazy adventure.

Your favorite people are the ones who can have long, in-depth discussions about literature, and nothing makes you more excited than hearing that someone shares your favorite book. If someone used a book quote as a pickup line, it would definitely work on you, and you often have to remind yourself that the events in a book didn’t actually happen to you. You’re able to see past the masks that people wear, and you never give up on them because you want to believe that everyone has the potential for good.

You may or may not have a tattoo that says “always.” When people think of you, they think “quirky.” You listen to a lot of obscure music and have pretty unique hobbies, so when someone shares those interests, you’re psyched to have found a kindred spirit. Sometimes you can come off as a little full of yourself, but you’re loyal and personable and have a set view of right and wrong, so your friends love you anyway.

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