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#1 Hum

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 16:01

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.

Councilman Johnny Revill, who moved to approve the resolution at the Dec. 11 meeting, told the Salt Lake Tribune that he didn't know about the term's slang meaning previously but was happy to appease Xactware officials.

"That name has a negative meaning for some reason," Revill said. "When you use the word, there is a different meaning that can be taken from that."

Councilor Mark Johnson told the Daily Herald that he only knows of the noxious weed called Morning Glory that is difficult to control, but he also voted in favor of the resolution. Johnson said Lehi doesn't like to change street names, but it does in some cases to "honor people or organizations."

The street name was a red flag for Xactware officials when they began considering moving their company's headquarters from Orem to Lehi's Traverse Mountain, said Jonathan Gardner, commercial venture project director for the planned community.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 16:27

Never heard of "Monring Glory" being a sexual thing but I guess I can see how it could be. I guess there could be some sexual thoughts associated with "Main Street" also or something :rolleyes: LOL

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 16:31

Yeah, that's stupid, who thinks of anything besides the flower first off? I thought "morning wood" was the term for that anyway. Some folks will find something perverted about anything if they look hard enough, why cater to them?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 16:33

Well this DID happen in Utah so no big surprise.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 16:36

I always thought of Microsoft as sexual. :p

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 16:40

Isn't the morning male arousal is called "morning wood"?

Or I missed some entries at Urban Dictionary lately?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 16:42

It is a sexual term, however I think it's not very common and not even a harsh sexual word, so why bother?

Oh yeah, Utah...

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 16:43

Never heard of "Monring Glory" being a sexual thing but I guess I can see how it could be. I guess there could be some sexual thoughts associated with "Main Street" also or something :rolleyes: LOL

Wait till you come to "9 Mound Road" down here near Madison. LOL

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 16:49

Wait till you come to "9 Mound Road" down here near Madison. LOL


I'd rather go "downtown" to the "fish market" :shifty: if ya know what i mean

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 17:48

'Microsoft' as a sex term sounds a bit paedo. :pinch:

'Morning glory' I heard was the same as 'morning wood', that is an erection you wake up with. I have this most days and don't think there's anything unnatural about it. I guess it's about being aroused in dreams but I almost never remember my dreams so who knows?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 17:52

Morning Glory is usually suffered by men in the morning, it is often associated with the need to urinate (apparently)

http://en.wikipedia....nile_tumescence

To give it its "Proper Name"

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 17:58

i'm surprised you guys haven't heavy the term morning glory referring to waking up with an erection before.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 18:04

I stopped reading at the second word Utah.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 18:11

Morning Glory is usually suffered by men in the morning, it is often associated with the need to urinate (apparently)


LOL that must be it! For some reason I always have to do that right after I wake up.

It's a shame though to know this as I had thought I must have had a sex dream prior to waking, even if I didn't remember it. Maybe some of them were sex dream related..... :)

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 19:39

Lame company in a lame location did a lame thing. Morning Glory is not sexual in anyway. It's Morning Wood....hello McFly!



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