10 Common Words That Mean Something Different to Mormons

Mormon jargon can be confusing with specially defined words and acronyms. Here’s a list of 10 common words that have a different meaning to Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

1. Beehive

What it means to everyone else: A habitation for bees.

What it means to a Mormon: A name given to the 12-13 year old girls as they enter into the youth program. The beehive was a symbol of harmony, cooperation, and work for the early pioneers of the Church. Beehives today learn to work together in cooperation and harmony as they strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ and prepare to stand for truth and righteousness.

5. Institute

What it means to everyone else: A verb meaning to set up or establish.

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