It's Saturday night and I've been doing some research. My topic was Mormon culture and, in particular, Utah Mormons. There has often been talk about the difference between Utah Mormons and Mormons in the "mission field." I came upon this interesting list.
What it Means to be a Utah Mormon Top Ten List
- I don’t know how to describe one, but I know one when I see one.
- “Utah Mormons” take Mormonism to the extreme
- “Utah Mormons” are characterized by their explicitives (Gosh!, Darn!, Heck!, and Fetch!)
- “Utah Mormons” think General Authorities are like rock stars (my wife loved this one…she shared with me an experience she had a BYU when some of her friends waited to see Elder Eyring and get their pictures and his autograph. When they came back they were pumped and going crazy…like you’d see at a rock concert
- “Utah Mormons” love green Jell-o
- Except for being on a mission, a Utah Mormon has never ventured outside of the “Mormon Corridor”
- “Utah Mormons” are nice, kind, and loving people
- “Utah Mormons” may take for granted what they have
- “Utah Mormons” are innocent in their knowledge of other faiths and/or cultures
- A “Utah Mormon” is someone who would be content living in Utah County all of their days
Having lived in Salt Lake City (1978-1982), I would tend to agree with most of these observations.
If you are a "Utah Mormon," what are you thoughts about this list?