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Buzzfeed Shares 22 Mormon Twists on Words

Buzzfeed recently put out quite a humorous article listing 22 words that mean something quite different to Mormons than the rest of the world. While they may be words you use every day, you may think twice and laugh the next time you hear someone say "refreshments"! 

Brother and Sister

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What it usually means: The terms used to call a male or female sibling who shares one or both of your parent(s).

What it means when you’re Mormon: The terms used to call a male or female sibling who shares one or both of your parent(s) AND anyone else who is also Mormon.

Apricot Trees

What it usually means: A tree that grows apricot fruit.

What it means when you’re Mormon: A tree that pops popcorn.

BMW

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What it usually means: An acronym for “Bayerische Motoren Werke,” one the most popular and lavish car models.

What it means when you’re Mormon: An acronym for your van, the “Big Mormon Wagon.”

Refreshments

What it usually means: A light snack or drink, especially one provided in a public place or at a public event.

What it means when you’re Mormon: MAKES EVERYTHING WORTH IT.


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