J.K. Rowling Confirms Popular Fan Theory About Hermione Granger

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Potterheads, you need to hear this: J.K. Rowling took to Twitter recently to confirm that a fan theory about Hermione Granger is actually 100-percent accurate.

Lawyer and Potter fan @atulaak got the surprise of her life when she tweeted out a theory that Rowling almost immediately confirmed.

Her theory was that Rowling included the dialogue in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” between Krum and Hermione in order to teach fans (especially us American fans!) the correct way to say this somewhat unusual name.

Check out the snippet from “Goblet of Fire” below:

“Hermione was now teaching Krum to say her name properly; he kept calling her ‘Hermy-own.’
‘Her – my – oh – nee,’ she said, slowly and clearly.
‘Herm – own – ninny.’
‘Close enough,’ she said, catching Harry’s eye and grinning.”

After tweeting out this theory, Twitter user @atulaak was over the moon when Rowling directly responded, confirming her clever supposition.

As you might imagine, it not only quickly went viral on Twitter, with thousands of likes and re-tweets, but it also thrilled the fan to no end!

Her theory was correct and she got direct confirmation from the author herself.

How awesome is that? It seems that this Twitter user is as clever as Hermione Granger, no matter how you choose to say it.

If you are as much of a die-hard Harry Potter fan as this fan, you might want to consider grabbing a copy of “The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory—More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Muggles and Wizards” by Dinah Bucholz.


Bucholz was apparently inspired to write the cookbook because she always got hungry while reading books from the Harry Potter series.

“I was always interested in the food in ‘Harry Potter’ just out of curiosity,” Bucholz told MuggleNet. “There is such good food described in there, and the feast sounds amazing. But I had no idea what the food was. I was wondering, ‘What in the world is treacle tart? It sounds so good.’ Or, ‘What is knickerbocker glory? What are these things?'”

Just for fun, here’s a sample recipe for acid drops: