People outside of Utah just don’t understand us. I mean literally…sometimes they have absolutely no clue what we’re talking about.
In Utah, the powder is addictive, but it's not an illegal drug you snort using a hundred dollar bill.
If Ferris Bueller had been a student in a Utah high school, he'd have been sluffing when he skipped an entire day's worth of classes.
It's not part of a hospital or prison. It's a congregation of Mormons.
4) Stake House
Sounds mouth-watering when you say it...but it's really just a larger Mormon church where several smaller congregations gather. Sadly, there's not a ribeye or T-bone to be found.
Yes, Rover will go get that stick for you. If you're in Utah, you're probably not playing with your dog. It's the polite way of saying that word that rhymes with "duck" when you're exasperated.
There's epic poems, epic events, and coolness of epic proportions. And, in Utah, there's Epic beer. It's epic.
7) Holy War
Brings to mind the Crusades or the ongoing Middle East conflict, right? In Utah, it's a football game. University of Utah vs. BYU -- a private religious university. During Holy War week, friendships are tested and people sporting either red or blue shirts are identifying their allegiances much like the Crips and Bloods.
8) Fry sauce
It's like ketchup, but mixed with mayonnaise and sometimes pickle relish. Only in Utah.
An old-fashioned drive in restaurant with the best shakes in the state. They have fry sauce, too.
Ah...Walden Pond and quiet reflection. Not in Utah! Grab your snowboard or skis and barrel down the runs at Solitude Ski Resort. And if it's a powder day, there's no way you'll find yourself alone -- every powder hound in the state will join you on the mountain.
This misleading term isn't the same as elderly. An elder is a young Mormon boy, getting ready for his mission call. He doesn't have much life experience yet...he just graduated from high school.
Canyons, not gaming machines. It costs a lot less money to do the slots in Utah than it does in Vegas. Though if you end up getting stuck and hacking your arm off to survive, the pain is worse than losing your paycheck.
Not a group of colors or the first in a series. In Utah, Primary is the Mormon version of children's Sunday School.
Prince William would love the delicious burgers and fries at Crown Burger. In Utah, "Wanna grab some Crown?" is a lunch invitation.
Utah certainly has its share of hot, older women. But in Provo, a Cougar is a BYU student, alumnus or fan.
Utah's amusement park. Roller coasters, snack food and a water park.
Not waterboarding, not skateboarding. When someone in Utah says he's going boarding, he can only mean that he's sluffing class to head for the slopes.
Utah has its own Deep South. Soon after Mormons settled in Utah, they tried growing cotton in St. George and the nickname stuck.
No, things are not upside-down. Because Salt Lake City is surrounded by mountains, pollution gets trapped in the valley. When there's an inversion, it means that you can’t breathe.
It’s not other teams your city plays against. It’s a large gathering of Mormons to hear church leaders sermonize and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing.
Next time your friends come to Utah for a visit, take time to explain the local vocabulary to them. What’s your favorite Utah word?