Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort in the Harry Potter film series.

Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort in the Harry Potter film series.

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Apparently we all need to stop saying He Who Must Not Be Named's name, because we're all doing it wrong.

OK, so maybe this news isn't "new," but it came as a shock to enough people that Lord Voldemort was trending on Facebook and Twitter this week -- something you don't want to see unless he's just been vanquished by Harry Potter.

It started when one Twitter user innocently shared a piece of Harry Potter trivia with another account, saying that the "t" in Voldemort is silent, according to series author J.K. Rowling herself.

Simple enough, but then Rowling herself retweeted (and thus confirmed) this, saying, "I'm pretty sure I'm the only person who pronounces it that way."

And she's not wrong. Even official Harry Potter products -- most notably the movies -- pronounce the "t" in Voldemort, and the rest of us just kind of rolled with that.

The Dark Lord himself also weighed in, noting that he'd pointed this out before.

It's true, we don't always listen. But we also tend to know better than to split up our souls into multiple pieces, so... Screw you, VoldemorT.

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