NORWAY: Beautiful Name

As a city name "Trondhjem" (pronounced Trōnyěm) seems melodiously beautiful to the sturdy Norse citizens who live there, on cheese and fish pudding, almost within the Arctic Circle.

Came news last week that the Norwegian Storthing (Parliament) had changed the city's name to "Nidaros" (pronounced Nee-dar-oss)—effective Jan. 1, 1930. To many a Trondhjemmer's ear the sound of "Nidaros" is ugly, coarse, repugnant. Soon 25,000 irate citizens (nearly half Trondhjem's population) mass-met under a lowering sky, furiously handclapped speeches of indignation as rain began...

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