Date: Sat, 16 Jul 1994 21:31:14 -0500
From: Charles F Juengling juen0001[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GOLD.TC.UMN.EDU
Subject: Re: Church House
On Sat July 16 Keith Russell wrote:
I'm LDS (Mormon), and we have our own unique religious vocabulary. For
example, the equivalent of a Catholic diocese is called a "stake"; the
local unit is called a "ward." Growing up in Southern Alberta, the stake
meetings were always held in a "stakehouse"
Have you ever heard of new or non-members misinterpreting this as "steak
ward meetings, however, took
place at the "church." I have since lived for extensive lengths of time
in Korea, Illinois, and New Mexico. As well as I can remember, I do not
recall hearing "wardhouse" (at least, not in common use) until I moved
to Utah a few years ago. Now I hear it all the time.
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