Many Idahoans have called the Gem State home for most of their lives. For some, Idaho is the only place they've ever lived. So, you'd think we'd know our own state's official language, right? Yeah, you'd think so.

Most radio and TV you encounter in Idaho is in English. Most ads, newspapers, billboards, and signage are in English. Movies? English. Menus? English. People handing you cards on the street that you didn't ask for? Usually English.

It has to be English, right? Like, there's no way by the end of this that it isn't going to be English. Right?

There are most certainly Idaho residents that speak other languages. Most often, Spanish-Speaking residents are who you'll run into most often if English isn't their native language. Obvoiusly, there are people who live in Idaho who speak languages other than English or Spanish, but those two are most prominent as of this writing.

Back to the question: What is Idaho's official language? Is that even a thing that states do? How do they decide which language becomes adopted by the state? Why is Waluigi such a cheap character to choose in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? The people have questions.

Enough beating around the bush. We've gathered the facts. We have the official answer from the Idaho state government.

Title 73 General Code of Previsions, Chapter 1 Construction of Statutes, 73-121:

ENGLISH THE OFFICIAL STATE LANGUAGE. (1) English is hereby declared to be the official language of the state of Idaho.

Oh. So it really is English. Simple questions, simple answers, right?

The 'Dirty' TikTok Trend Taking Idaho By Storm

Why is the internet blaming Mormons in Utah and Idaho for this popular TikTok trend? Well, there's a lot of talk about here and it really goes back to the rules around caffeine. If you aren't familiar, for years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints banned the consumption of caffeine. As a condition of church membership, nearly all addictive substances are prohibited and in Utah and Idaho where the Mormon faith is in the majority, it's just a well-known fact.

Now, in Idaho and in Utah, a "Dirty" trend has been put on display for all to see via TikTok and it doesn't matter where these people live or what they do or do not believe's catching on because allegedly, it's TASTY!


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