Move over, Muggles. There’s new American lingo in town.
J.K. Rowling revealed to Entertainment Weekly that in America, the wizarding community uses the word “No-Maj” (pronounced ‘no madge’ as in ‘no magic) to reference someone who isn’t a wizard.
The news comes straight from the set of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Harry Potter prequel that follows Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander, a “magizoologist,” around New York in the 1920s.
EW showed fans their first look at Redmayne on its recent cover, where he stands inside the entrance of the majestic art deco-influenced Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA), which is the American version of the Ministry of Magic that’s housed inside the Woolworth Building in the film.”
Fans already knew the wizarding world was expanding when Rowling revealed there was, in fact, an American Hogwarts. With the film not due out until November of 2016, who knows what other American wizarding facts we have in store.