The Harry Potter franchise is in full swing for Potterheads, who are still taking to social media on a daily basis to share their new thoughts, feelings and theories about the Wizarding World of Hogwarts.
The latest one to catch JK Rowling's attention centres around Hermione Granger and the fourth book, The Goblet Of Fire.
When we're introduced to Viktor Krum in the book, JK Rowling writes about how he is pronouncing Hermione's name wrong - saying it like 'Her-my-own' rather than 'Her-my-o-knee'. The fan theory holds that Rowling actually included this passage in the book to school the reader on the correct way to pronounce Granger's name, as well as Krum.
"Theory: @jk_rowling included that passage on how to pronounce Hermione’s name in Goblet of Fire just to school all of us who were saying HER-MY-OWN like Viktor Krum", the tweet from reads.
"Theory correct.", JK Rowling quote tweeted and replied, which has since had over a thousand retweets and 14,000 likes. Ahh! Amazing!
Judging by the reaction on Twitter, it's a good job JK included the explanation, too, because loads of Harry Potter fans have admitted they didn't know how to pronounce the name for a while.
"I’m embarrassed it took three and a half books to learn that pronunciation. Like many others, I had never seen the name Hermione before in my life. Definitely pronounced it HER-ME-OWN in my head for far too long (until @jk_rowling gave it to us)", one wrote, while another added, "My 7 year old brain read it as Her-Me-Own!! It wasn’t until I watched a Oprah interview that I understood I was saying it wrong all along."