The term for non-magical folk is “muggle” in the UK, and “no-maj” in the States. Fantastic Beasts director David Yates has revealed that in France, these unfortunates are known as…
In perhaps the most underwhelming revelation about the Potterverse ever, Yates confirmed that the French term for non-magical people is “non–magique.”
Wow, calm down there, you don’t want to get so caught up in your inspired naming of things that you get too cryptic. The fans are an intelligent, not too mention wildly attractive, bunch, but even they might not know what you mean when you’re using such crazy, unfamiliar makey-upy language.
In slightly more whelming news, he explained to Entertainment Weekly that the Parisian wizarding world is “quite glamorous, it’s quite beautiful.” He said:
There’s a community that lives alongside the muggle community, it’s much freer than in New York, where there’s segregation. Paris is a bit like England, actually, not so hung up about the differences between the two. Magical people can freely move into non-magical communities as long as they’re discreet about their talents…
Well at least they are kind to the dimwitted ‘non-magique’.
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