If You Can Pronounce These 12 Words, You’ve Lived In Colorado For Far Too Long
Are there any other Colorado natives out there who were under the impression that Coloradans do NOT have accents? Apparently we do, as “outsiders” do not pronounce words the same way. I say this is a matter of non-Coloradans not knowing how to properly pronounce certain words! If you are not sure what I’m referring to, check out these 12 words that Coloradans are told we pronounce differently than everyone else:
After looking at some of these, we can see why they might be confusing for visitors to Colorado; after all, our state draws influences from Native American and Spanish roots, and our names reflect that. People who haven’t grown up with this kind of melting pot of languages might struggle on their first try saying them, but we think they’ll pick it up pretty quickly once they hear them said by true-blue Coloradans!
Are there any other words that you frequently hear pronounced wrong that you think should be added to this list? Let us know in the comments (with the proper pronunciation, of course!) so we can share them with our readers!
Annie is a freelance writer, content editor, and marketing whiz with a background in broadcasting and a passion for chicken nachos. When she isn't gushing about her love of Colorado, you can find her chasing after her two adorable sons and/or dreaming up a new home improvement project for her husband.
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