Referring to him by name at all breaks rule no.1, but apparently we've been making a balls of pronouncing 'You Know Who's' name for the past two decades or so.
According to the legendary novelist and Twitter badass J.K. Rowling herself, the 'T' in He Who Must Not Be Named's name is silent. It's actually pronounced, 'He Who Muss Noh Be Named.'
Lol, J.K. See what we did there? That was like two jokes.
In actual fact, though, the evil, flat-nosed bastard's name is pronounced 'Vold-emorrr,' minus the 'T.' Don't believe us?
— Michael Lucero (@mhenrylucero) September 9, 2015
... but I'm pretty sure I'm the only person who pronounces it that way. https://t.co/HxhJ5XY5HP
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 9, 2015
Game-changer. Naturally, Potter fans went absolutely mental following their idol's revelation.
— NΛTY (@liamaliks) September 9, 2015
@jk_rowling my whole life is a lie
— HannahJane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) September 9, 2015
@jk_rowling No you're not ;) The whole France is too !
— Carole Bouchard (@carole_bouchard) September 9, 2015
If I was a total asshole I'd say it's worth pointing out that You Know Who's real name is French for 'flight of death,' and therefore the 'T' should be silent. But I'm not.
Still, it's hard to say where we go from here.