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Local Lingo to Know if You’re Moving to Salt Lake City

One of the first things you will notice upon meeting your Salt Lake City movers, new neighbors, and the rest of the locals is that you might have no idea what they are saying.


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Most states have their own slang, but at times it can sound like Utahans are speaking their own language entirely. While you will be able to pick up some of the local lingo while unpacking your belongings with your Salt Lake City moving company, it certainly does not hurt to get a head start on learning the which phrases mean what.

Since the last thing that you need is added stress, wouldn’t it be helpful if a list of local lingo to know if you are moving to Salt Lake City was readily available? Luckily, thanks to All My Sons Salt Lake City, it is. Use this guide before, during, and after your move to Utah for those times when you have no idea what anyone is saying.

Valley. The entire area known as Salt Lake Valley.

Beehive. Utah’s nickname is The Beehive State, and locals associate the beehive as a symbol of industry and pioneer perseverance.

Sluff. Terms used to explain what happens when you just didn’t feel like going to class.

Trunky. A word you will definitely not be using with your Salt Lake City movers. Trunky is used to describe someone that is so homesick, they have already repacked their moving boxes to go back home.

Spaghetti Bowl. Term to describe a network of highway interconnects, Interstate 15, Interstate 80, and State Route 201. When viewed from overhead, they look like a spaghetti bowl.

Lake Effect. When cold air travels over a warm body of water, picks up the moisture, and dumps it in the form of snow. Upon having your Salt Lake City moving company finish settling you into your new home, you will notice how much you will use the term lake-effect snow.

Biff. Used to describe falling down, tripping, or anything else embarrassing.

Awnery.  A term used to describe someone that is not in a good mood and who is being a grouch.

Heck. Used to replace almost every curse word.

Superpreciate. A step above the term appreciate. For example, when your Salt Lake City movers are pulling away from your driveway, you can say, “Thanks for handling my move so efficiently, superpreciate you!”

Temple Square. The central point from which the city’s street system extends from in Salt Lake City.

Lake Stink. Resulting from the metabolic activities of bacteria in the Great Salt Lake, residents use this term to refer to the two to three times a year that it causes a foul odor in the air similar to rotten eggs.