ILLINOIS: Hail Lidice

A community near Joliet, Ill. known as Stern Park Gardens was rechristened Lidice last week, leading Paragrapher Howard Brubaker to remark in The New Yorker: "Thus the name which Nazis thought they had extinguished will be mispronounced for all time." As most Americans cheerfully began calling it Le-deese', the Czech Consulate in Chicago gave the Official pronunciation as Li-di-tseh. In Joliet they pronounced it: thē nū sŭb-dĭ-vĭzh'ūn.

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