Date: Sat, 16 Jul 1994 14:46:42 -700 From: Warren Keith Russell Subject: Re: Church house On Fri, 15 Jul 1994 mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU wrote: > Yesterday I met a Baptist from Alabama who is here (in Ill.) with a > volunteer group helping put up a new church building here. He said they > were here to build a "church house" for what I would say is just a "church." > Any body encountered this? (I blush to say I haven't checked my > DARE--its at home and I'm at the office). > 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"; 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. Keith Russell wkr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]