Manner again in 2015, it fell upon us to hold out the unhappy obligation of informing Harry Potter followers what the canonical phrase for “muggles”—or non-magical folks—is in America. That phrase, as all of us certainly know now, is “no-maj,” and it was created for the then-upcoming spin-off film Unbelievable Beasts And The place To Discover Them. With Unbelievable Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald on the way in which, the arbiters of Harry Potter lore have now offered the remainder of humanity with the phrase that folks in France use for muggles. Unsurprisingly, it additionally form of sucks.
This comes from Leisure Weekly, which says the phrase for French muggles is just “non-magique”—so it’s principally “no-maj” however with a French accent. Crimes Of Grindelwald director David Yates made that disappointing reveal, explaining that the film will happen in Paris as a substitute of the earlier movie’s New York setting. He additionally says that French wizards are a bit extra inclusive than American wizards, who separated the communities of magic folks and no-maj folks (probably as a result of the no-maj folks have been extremely offended to be given such a dumb identify).
EW additionally teases that the remainder of the films within the Unbelievable Beasts collection will happen in several cities, which means we will sit up for much more slight variations on no-maj within the coming years.