Morning Glory Road renamed by prudish US council officialsPrudish council officials have renamed Morning Glory Road in Utah amid concerns about the name’s sexual connotation.
Lehi City Council voted unanimously on the name change, with the street now known as Morning Vista Road.
The vote took place after Software firm Xactware Solutions Inc expressed an interest in relocating to the street situated 30 miles south of Salt Lake City.
However, keen to have an address to suit its ‘international corporate image’, the company were concerned that the slang term for a male erection would have a negative impact on business.
‘That name has a negative meaning for some reason,’ explained council official Johnny Revill. ‘When you use the word, there is a different meaning that can be taken from that.’
Morning glory, a common name for over 1,000 species of flowering plants and the part-title of Oasis’ second album, is considered to be an X-rated word across the US.
Residents have complained about the name change, with one commenting that Xactware went ‘a little overboard’ with its request.