Fans have been going crazy on Twitter after a bunch of limited edition Harry Potter books were released – with one glaringly huge error on the covers. Oops.
The Hogwarts-house themed books were created by bookseller Juniper Books, and featured special novels dedicated to Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw.
But according to Time, die-hard fans were quick to notice that the blue Ravenclaw book featured the WRONG mascot on the cover. Uh oh. Instead of the raven featured, it should have been an eagle. Duh.
‘Our Ravenclaw design has a raven in it, and for the first time I’ve received complaints that [fans] wanted to see an eagle in it because that’s the house mascot,’ Juniper Books founder Thatcher Wine told Time.
The books have since been amended. Oh, and in case you were wondering which house has been racking up the most sales? Well, Gryffindor is their top seller (obv), followed by Ravenclaw, Slytherin and then Hufflepuff.
In other Harry Potter news, we’ve got a bit of a bombshell to drop on you. Because turns out, we’ve ALL been pronouncing one of the main character’s names wrong.
Brace yourselves, because you know He Who Shall Not Be Named? Well, his spoken name has been a lie for the past 18 years.
J K Rowling recently responded to a fan’s tweet explaining that the ‘t’ in Voldemort is actually silent. ‘But I’m pretty sure I’m the only person who pronounces it that way,’ she wrote. We’re sorry – WHAT?!
The author’s tried to tell us all before, too. Back in 1999, J.K Rowling reportedly told a fan at a book signing in Orange County that she pronounces it ‘Voldemor’, adding: ‘But I’m the only one.’
We just can’t get our head around this. We blame Warner Bros. and Daniel Radcliffe for misleading us for all of this time… However, it does kind of make sense. ‘Mort’ in French is roughly translated as dead or death, and you definitely don’t pronounce the ‘t’ in French. Doh.
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Rupert Grint also dropped another HP clanger on us earlier this week.
The actor, who played Ron, was asked how he would use a Time-Turner given the chance at a recent Canada Fan Expo in Toronto, where he was reunited with the rest of the cast – Tom Felton (otherwise known as the boy we LOVED to hate – and kind of fancied a little bit – Draco), and James and Oliver Phelps (AKA the Weasley twins).
Whilst us mere mortals would most likely go back to our uni days and undo the night we made a fool out of ourselves in front of our man crush, Grint decided that he’d use it to dispel his biggest Ron regret.
And it’s broken our hearts just a little bit.
Fan Expo Canada live tweeted his response, saying: “I’d probably go back to the 4th film and really rethink my hairstyle” -Rupert Grint on what he’d do with a time turner #HogwartsReunion”
Remember Won Won’s endearing floppy mop hair in fourth year?
Can you even imagine a world where that didn’t exist?
Draco also had a huge revelation of his own, but this time it had nothing to do with re-writing HP’s history (phew). He said: “I always saw Rupert as the next Bond. The world is ready for a ginger Bond.” – @tomfelton”
Um. Why has no one thought of this before?
And who’s in charge of starting that petition?
By Laura Jane Turner