Denver July 28, 2017
11 Phrases That Will Make You Swear Denverites Have Their Own Language
No matter where you are from, you are basically guaranteed to have picked up some native slang that out-of-towners just don’t seem to understand. If you are new to Denver and just can’t seem to pick up our native tongue, consider this your guide to our top 11 words and phrases:
Nothing says "Welcome to Denver" quite like a 32-foot tall, 9,000 pound blue bronco, which is exactly what you will find standing guard over Pena Boulevard near the airport. What you may not realize about this terrifying sculpture, however, is that its official name is Blue Mustang and that he crushed his sculptor to death during construction.
DIA = Denver International Airport (AKA the business that Blucifer protects whilst thinking about eating each and every one of us). Duh.
Pop definitely isn't a Denver-only term, but when you are here, call it a pop and NOT a soda... we don't take kindly to those who call carbonated beverages "soda."
Kings is short for King Soopers; Colorado's chain of Kroger-owned stores that sells not only the freshest of groceries, but also flowers, patio furniture, and home goods!
LoDo is the nickname for our beloved Lower Downtown (get it?), which is home to both one of the coolest neighborhoods in the city AND the Rox! Speaking of Rox...
...Rox is short for the Colorado Rockies; our amazing baseball team that is having an epic season for once! Oh, and do you see who is up to bat in this picture? It's no other than...
...Mr. Carlos "We Want Tacos" Gonzales, who we lovingly refer to as CarGo!
Your eyes do not deceive you; this is indeed another baseball-related term (are you noticing a pattern?). The Rockpile refers to the backbreaking, $4 seats in Coors Field.
9.) Blake Street Bombers
Last baseball term, we promise! The Blake Street Bombers refers to the Colorado Rockies dream team of Dante Bichette, Ellis Burks, Vinny Castilla, Andres Galarraga and Larry Walker. #neverforget
Wads is short for Wadsworth, which is seen here crossing the equally popular and busy Mississippi.
11.) The Strong Arm
Injured in an auto accident? Before you do ANYTHING (like call your insurance, an ambulance, etc.), you better call Frank "The Strong Arm" Azar, who is open 24/7 and is now the official law partner of the Denver Broncos.
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11 Awkward Moments Every Denverite Has Endured At Least Once.