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Fantastic memes and where to find them: the response to Vinda’s casting

With the newest installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, The Secrets of Dumbledore, set to come out on April 8, 2022, their team has been trying to create some buzz for the movie by announcing old and new cast members.

It was on the Fantastic Beasts official Twitter page where they were making their casting announcements. Everything was fine until they revealed who was playing Vinda Rosier.

Turns out that French-British Poppy Corby-Tuech, full name Poppy Colette Corby-Tuech, is playing Vinda in the upcoming film.

“Poppy Corby-Tuech is Vinda” seems like an innocent enough announcement, right? Initially, there seems to be nothing wrong with the sentence. Now try and…

Okay, now try saying it out loud ten times faster.

You may have noticed the sentence started to sound a bit funky, right? Well, the whole internet did too.

The response to this announcement included a lot of confusion and a lot of “sounds like” meme comparisons to the seemingly random mix of letters that make up these names.

This could be a completely normal phrase… in Huttesse.

Or maybe even in Simlish.

Thanks to this announcement, we now have new lyrics to mumble when you don’t know the actual words to a song.

Maybe it was a secret spell all along.

People were also comparing this announcement to the iconic Key and Peele East/West College Bowl comedy skit.

It’s also very much giving Zendaya is Meechee vibes.


Despite this franchise being a product of she who must not be named, at least we got a good laugh out of it. Thanks to the internet and the comments, we were able to confirm that our brains were in fact not lagging.


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