These Are the Harry Potter Words You’ve Been Pronouncing Wrong

These Are the Harry Potter Words You’ve Been Pronouncing Wrong

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Last year, my friends and I took a Harry Potter pilgrimage to London, where we visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Warner Bros. Studios in Watford, and also saw the West End play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Yes, I know you are very jealous, and, to be honest, you should be. The whole thing was really, really great. Anyway, in the play, the actors all pronounced Voldemort’s name with a silent ‘t.’ At the time, my companions and I wondered where the decision to deviate from the accepted pronunciation came from, but now it is clear: the …

We’re Going to Need Sunglasses for This One: Cracked Throws Shade J. K. Rowling’s Way

We’re Going to Need Sunglasses for This One: Cracked Throws Shade J. K. Rowling’s Way

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I’m not always the most sociable person. When I’m in social settings I tend to shut down a little, especially if I happen to be surrounded by people I don’t know who all seem to know each other. When I find myself in such a situation, I look for the nearest non-human entity (dogs are best, cats are fine, and fish will suffice), or retreat to a corner near the food spread and silently consume a week’s worth of calories.    But if there is one thing that can draw me out of my anti-social slump, it’s Harry Potter. For …