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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:25 PM

Utah city renames street due to sexual connotation

Utah city renames street due to sexual connotation


LEHI, Utah (AP) The Lehi City Council has renamed Morning Glory Road after a technology company planning to relocate to the street raised concerns about the name's sexual connotation.

Council members in the city about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City voted unanimously last month to change the name to Morning Vista Road.

Minutes from the meeting show that Xactware Solutions Inc., which provides software for the insurance industry, asked for the name change so that the road would fit with its "international corporate image."

"Morning glory" is the name of a flower and part of the title of a popular 1990s song from British rock band Oasis. But the term is sometimes used to describe male arousal.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/business/technology/article/Utah-city-renames-street-due-to-sexual-connotation-4168097.php#ixzz2HnLd9xYK

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Reply Utah city renames street due to sexual connotation (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 OP
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #1
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #2
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #3
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #4
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2013 #13
tularetom Jan 2013 #5
Raine Jan 2013 #6
Agnosticsherbet Jan 2013 #7
Lex Jan 2013 #10
NBachers Jan 2013 #8
Politicalboi Jan 2013 #9
HiPointDem Jan 2013 #11
Blue_In_AK Jan 2013 #12
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #14
surrealAmerican Jan 2013 #15
Posteritatis Jan 2013 #16
ladjf Jan 2013 #17
hunter Jan 2013 #18
Autumn Jan 2013 #19
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #20
hughee99 Jan 2013 #21
Canuckistanian Jan 2013 #22
cherish44 Jan 2013 #23

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:28 PM

1. How many knew that if it was true?

Seems like the company wanted to have the ability to name the street themselves.

How about Asshole Way?

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:30 PM

2. Sounds good to me! "Asshole Way." n/t

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:30 PM

3. I'd never heard of it. Morning Glory is a flower to me.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:33 PM

4. Which is why I think the company is making it up.

And the ones approving the change are probably getting bribed.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:18 PM

13. I first heard of it years ago, in the UK

I remarked on it last month to the DUer called 'morningglory': http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1925826

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:35 PM

5. If you are that repressed every word in Websters dictionary has a sexual connotation

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:39 PM

6. Well that's a new one on me, never had heard of it being anything more than flower. nt

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:49 PM

7. I always herd it called "Morning Wood."

It seems to me some people are just a bit too concerned about sex.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:57 PM

10. That's what everyone else calls it too.

Those people are a little *too* concerned about sexual connotation.



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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:52 PM

8. But Morning Vista is just like Horny Visit!

How does that promote Xactware Solutions' "international corporate image?"

Someone must alert them immediately! A Crisis is At Hand!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:53 PM

9. Good thing they didn't locate in

Intercourse Pennsylvania.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:02 PM

11. bullshit. just more private usurpation of public space & history.

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:11 PM

12. Good grief, I never heard that one.

They'd be going nuts over Skinny Dick's Halfway Inn, a real place outside of Fairbanks. And isn't there a town down there somewhere called Climax?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 05:18 PM

14. I never knew that term. Thanks to the (likely) all-Mormon Lehi City Council,

now I do!!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 05:21 PM

15. I can think of only one response to this.

We need to come up with some sexually charged meaning for "xactware solutions". It sounds like some sort of naughty underwear to me.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 05:26 PM

16. I hope none of them ever look too closely at a map of Newfoundland. (nt)

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 05:43 PM

17. The human race is drowning in it's own silliness. nt

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 05:48 PM

18. I did an image search with "safe search" off and only got two mildly naughty pictures.

That's probably less than average. Try almost any woman's first name and see what happens...

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 05:49 PM

19. No wonder my gate is stiff. I planted morning glory's all along the fence.

Now I will have to dig them up. The gate is so swollen I can't get it to open half the time.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:05 PM

20. It's a gd FLOWER, FGS.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:06 PM

21. I wonder if this is in Beaver or Tooele County, Utah. n/t

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:07 PM

22. I'd probably suggest renaming it "Camel Toe Lane"

Just to see it happen all over again.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:23 PM

23. If the street were named "Morning Wood" I'd understand

But I, like probably 99% of people, think "flower" when I hear morning glory....

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