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09-08-2008, 03:49 PM #1
Where did the name "Wasatch" come from?
The Wasatch Moutain Range got its name from the Paiute Indians, which lived near the mountains long before Mormon settlers arrived in the 19th Century. The Mormon pioneers adopted the Paiute word "Wasatch" as the name for the mountains. But what does Wasatch really mean?
According to Utah Native-American expert LaVan Martineau, the word "Wasatch" means frozen penis!
On page 186 of Martineau's well-researched book on Utah indian legends, lore and language he records:
"Wasatch -- the name comes from the Paiute and Ute Indian phrase pronounced Wuhu'Seai, meaning Frozen Penis. Archie Rogers of [the Shivwit Indian Band] tells the following story about the origin of this name: "The Utes told me what the word 'Wasatch' means. They said that one time many Indians lived there between Heber and Provo. One day the men were out hunting when a big blizzard came up and they lost one of the hunters. When they found him he was dead and his penis was frozen stiff. they therefore called the place Wuhu' Seai Frozen Penis. Francis McKinley, a Ute [indian chief], tells the same story."
09-08-2008, 03:51 PM #2
I am so proud to live here.The Griz
09-08-2008, 03:53 PM #3
So does "Sawatch" mean "frozen vagina"?In the long run, we're all dead.- John Maynard Keynes
09-08-2008, 03:55 PM #4
Heh, kinda like the snickering of laughter a French-speaking person has when they hear of the Grand Tetons in WY.SELECT IQ
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09-08-2008, 04:04 PM #8Registered User
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09-08-2008, 04:08 PM #9
that means that you (and I) live "in the shadow of the frozen penis?" i think im alright with that. logically, that means that all the hate on utah skiing is just wasatch envy.
09-08-2008, 04:08 PM #10
Maybe the Indian was daydreaming of "Grand Tetons" when he died "happy" and frozen.
Que the Viagra disclaimer: "If you suffer an erection lasting more than four hours......" simply defrost?Nothing clever to say.
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09-08-2008, 06:33 PM #13
So in other words, when you guys spend the day in the BC, you are really just playing with your penises all day.
I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...iscariot
09-08-2008, 07:38 PM #14
Good to know!
Seems the native americans named a lot of things, understandably being the first locals and all.
Tahoe is an indian word meaning "great lake".so many mountains...so little time
09-08-2008, 10:13 PM #15
whats up with wahsatch
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09-09-2008, 01:41 AM #17
nothing new under the sun. In case you do not know it, the name "mont blanc" refers to ejaculation
09-09-2008, 08:11 AM #18
09-09-2008, 08:49 AM #19
The Mont Blanc is named after a traditional dessert."Typically euro, french in particular, in my opinion. It's the same skiing or climbing there. They are completely unfazed by their own assholeness. Like it's normal." - srsosbso
09-09-2008, 10:09 AM #20Un Paid Spokesman
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Vail is an indian word meaning "Yes - we have no free parking"
09-09-2008, 11:37 AM #21
That name explains why something that gets dropped in the snow, no one bends over to pick it up.Johnny's only sin was dispair
09-09-2008, 03:56 PM #22
...and it still gets the ladies off too!