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    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."

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    I am so proud to live here.

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    So does "Sawatch" mean "frozen vagina"?
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    Heh, kinda like the snickering of laughter a French-speaking person has when they hear of the Grand Tetons in WY.
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    That explains all of the Utard dickwaving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlurredElevens View Post
    That explains all of the Utard dickwaving.
    Yup! Glad you caught on so quick.

    Takes a big set of balls to wave a frozen dick around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven S. Dallas View Post
    So does "Sawatch" mean "frozen vagina"?
    Sorry, that's not English.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Sorry, that's not English.
    Maybe SSD meant to say "Saguache."

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    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.

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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trackhead View Post
    According to Utah Native-American expert LaVan Martineau, the word "Wasatch" means frozen penis!
    That's fucking grim!

    Last winter I thought I got frostbite on my wiener when I freeballed one day at Solitude. I learned my lesson!

    Frozen Necropenis ist krieg! Totallar krieg!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sconniestyle View Post
    that means that you (and I) live "in the shadow of the frozen penis?" .
    It's gotta be big to cast a shadow.

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    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...
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    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

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    whats up with wahsatch

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    TH: What's the name of LaVan Martineau's book? Google lists a couple'a possiblities...

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    nothing new under the sun. In case you do not know it, the name "mont blanc" refers to ejaculation

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    Trackheak, you are just a never ending river of knowledge!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by verbier61 View Post
    nothing new under the sun. In case you do not know it, the name "mont blanc" refers to ejaculation
    I think you're another victim of a much frequent error. It's the name Vallée Blanche that refers (for obvious reasons) to semen stain. Probably because of the frequent sight, in spring time, of groups of groundhogs masturbating along the valley, after a long hibernation.
    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

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    Vail is an indian word meaning "Yes - we have no free parking"

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    That name explains why something that gets dropped in the snow, no one bends over to pick it up.
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    ...and it still gets the ladies off too!

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