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J.K. Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Reveals the American Term For ‘Muggle’

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J.K. Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Reveals the American Term For ‘Muggle’

If you’ve always wondered how American wizards in the “Harry Potter” universe refer to people without magical abilities, you now have the answer.

While “Muggle” is the term used in England, Entertainment Weekly reveals that in J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” U.S. wizards prefer “No-Maj” — pronounced “no madge,” as in no magic.

It doesn’t quite have the same ring as “Muggle,” but who are we to question Rowling?

Set in 1926 New York City, 70 years before the events of “Harry Potter,” “Fantastic Beasts” follows Eddie Redmayne as preeminent magizoologist Newt Scamander, whose work becomes required reading at Hogwarts.

Directed by “Harry Potter” veteran David Yates from a script by Rowling, the film also stars Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Gemma Chan, Carmen Ejogo and Ron Perlman.

The first film in a planned trilogy, “Fantastic Beasts” is set to open Nov. 18, 2016.

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