Lehi changes road name over sexual connotation

Posted at 3:42 PM, Jan 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-03 12:45:15-05

LEHI, Utah — The Lehi City Council recently approved a request to change the name of one of its roads, and the reason might be a sexual connotation.

The city council unanimously approved the renaming of Morning Glory Road to Morning Vista Road in a December 11 meeting.

The name change was requested by a company called Xactware, who is constructing a new building on the street. Lehi City Council meeting notes say that the company requested the name change to fit with their “International Corporate image.”

In an article from the Daily Herald, Lehi Councilman Mark Johnson says the company was concerned about the term “morning glory” and its association with one of its unofficial definitions.

“Morning glory,” as defined by the Urban Dictionary, has a sexual connotation. The Urban Dictionary’s definition is a crude description of an actual medical phenomenon called nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT).