Newswire: Reykjavík names a street after Darth Vader, Iceland’s favorite son

As reported by HitFix, the city of Reykjavík in Iceland has decided to rename a street in its Höfði industrial district after beloved intergalactic tyrant Darth Vader. It won’t be named Darth Vader Street, though, because—and this may surprise you—they don’t speak English in Iceland. Instead, it will be named Svarthöfði, which translates to “Black-Head,” Vader’s name in the Icelandic translation of Star Wars. Reykjavík’s mayor even tweeted about it… at least we think he did:

Í dag var nafni götunnar Bratthöfði breytt í Svarthöfði #betriReykjavik

— Dagur B. Eggertsson (@Dagurb) August 26, 2015

HitFix says the name change came from suggestions submitted to a Reykjavík website, but this isn’t about a bunch of nerds tricking the city into doing something silly, as the “Black-Head” name is actually based on a previously established naming convention for things in the Höfði area. As Iceland Magazine …

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