20 Words That Only People from Colorado Know How to Pronounce
After spending time as part of other countries like Spain and Mexico, Colorado has also been home to Ute, Fremont, and other Native Americans. It's safe to say that the Centennial State has been home to several languages.
Traces of days gone by can be found in the names of many of the communities throughout Colorado. They also happen to be some of the words that only the locals can pronounce correctly.
People Have a Hard Time Just Saying 'Colorado'
Do you pronounce it Colo-RAD-o or Colo-ROD-o? If you search long enough you will find multiple conflicting sources arguing both sides. Even Colorado's political figures have posted a stance on how to say the word, only to be quoted endorsing the opposite pronunciation in a different publication. Just say it how you like.
Colorado's Trickiest Words Only Locals Can Pronounce
Check out twenty of Colorado's trickiest words to say correctly. Do you know how to say them all? Keep going to see the pronunciation in our gallery below.
- Buena Vista
- Cache La Poudre
- Canon City
- Crested Butte
- De Beque
- Del Norte
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Find out the accepted pronunciations of these Colorado words in the gallery below. How many are you saying correctly? What other words should we include that are SO Colorado they have to be on the list. Open our station app and send them our way. Use the audio feature so you can tell us how to pronounce your word correctly with an example.