People from all over the world come to Utah for our amazing National Parks, and other fun things to do.
But when people from out of town try to pronounce certain Utah words, it's obvious they are not locals.
It's not like you're going to be punched in the face if you say it wrong, it just tickles a Utahn's eardrums a little bit and makes us look at you funny.
This may come as a shock, but many years ago, I was a Missionary for the LDS (Mormon) Church.
That was over 20 years ago, and my life and faith have changed dramatically since that time. But there are some things I remember about going door to door trying to talk to people about Religion.
When I first moved to St. George, Utah from Las Vegas, I was under the impression that St. George was a tiny town. I was wrong.
St. George is actually the 5th largest city in the state, and is growing every day.
Wanna see what a TRULY small town in Utah looks like? Wel...
NOT SO FUN FACT: Saint George Utah was downwind of a lot of atomic radiation in the 1950s.
No. I don’t think you understand. We're talking A LOT. A lot of a lot. TONS of it.
That’s because nuclear weapons were being tested about 150 miles away in Nevada.
It was close ...
Years ago, I had a job that required a lot of travel.
As I flew from state to state, I would meet people and their first question of courses, “where are you from?“
I would then tell them that I lived in Utah, and this usually was met with raised eyebrows, and a look of genuine surprise. As if to say
“Oh my gosh...
Casanova. Stud muffin. Love God.
I have been called none of these things.
But people come up to me all the time and ask “Mikey! Where is a great place in St. George where I can make out with my special lady?“
I suppose to answer the question I could rattle off a bunch of romantic places that are good to lock lips and swap spit. But the fact o...