Many of the gentile persuasion in the Salt Lake City area have taken to calling members of “the” church “Mo’s”. OK, the truth is that being called a Mo isn’t so bad. While it’s not exactly a term of endearment, Mo beats some of the other things I’ve been called–lots of them by fellow Mo’s. To ease the tension between Mos and gentiles, I’ve come up with a brief Mo Lexicon.
Practice these terms, learn to be comfortable with your Moism.
MO – Mormon
NO MO – Non-Mormon
NO MO’ MO – Ex-Mormon
MO NOPOLY – Utah
MO TOWN – Provo
MO PEDS – People walking across the street to Temple Square or the MTC in Provo.
MO HAIR – Missionary standards haircut.
PO MO – A financially challenged Mormon
MO LASSES – Mormon Babes!!
MO TEL – Bishop’s interview, tithing settlement, church court, etc.
SU MO – Grad of BYU Law School
MO GUL – Large white Utah bird frequently seen in Church history books, parking lots and dumps.
MO RALLY – Third quarter BYU drive against the U of U.
MO SEY – LDS sense of time. See also LOCO MO TION.
LOCO MO TION – Post-game exodus from Cougar Stadium.
MO NOGOMY – LDS marriage practices.
MO TIF – Two or more Mormons engaged in a heated difference of opinion.
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