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August 16, 2019

- Pottermore announced the new Wizarding World app, which is to be launched soon! It's packed with new features, such as quizzes, news, polls, announcements and a brand new fanzine, called Wizading Weekly, which lands every Wednesday. Users in New Zealand will be able to test the app, dowloading it from Apple Store or Google Play.
Fictional

August 22, 1976

- Happy birthday, Percy Weasley. He's the third child of Molly and Arthur Weasley. At Hogwarts, Percy prefectand Head Boy. After graduating, Percy worked at the Ministry of Magic, causing a rift between his family and him which was settled after the fall of the ministry to the death eaters.
Cast & Crew

August 24, 1988

- Today, August 24, we want to wish a very happy 31st birthday to Rupert Grint. He was cast as Ron Weasley at the age of 11, without having much acting experience before. Ever since then, he starred in all eight Harry Potter movies until 2011 and we're more than happy about this and would like to thank Rupert for bringing smiles and laughter to us by portraying Ron so perfectly.
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Author J.K. Rowling confirmed the theory about Hermione pronouncing her name in the fourth book to prevent her readers from continuing to mispronounce it.

“It’s LeviOsa, not LeviosAR!” – Hermione Granger’s character is well known for correcting a pronunciation or two, such as one of her most iconic moments where she schooled Ron Weasley on the levitation spell. It was not only characters in the books that mispronounced spells or even names, but also fans and readers of the book series. Many readers were saying Hermione all sorts of ways before the fourth book Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was released and J.K. Rowling included a passage about the correct pronunciation. It looks like J.K. Rowling has a bit of Hermione in her, as the author just confirmed that she added it in to avoid any more confusion for readers.

A tweet from a fan brought up a long-time theory regarding a passage in the fourth book where Viktor Krum kept pronouncing her name as Her-my-own. The heroine corrected him and fans everywhere, by announcing it as Her-my-oh-nee slowly and clearly.

J.K. Rowling responded to the fan’s tweet, confirming that her intentions here were to school readers on how to say her name above anything else.

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