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View Poll Results: How do you pronounce Colorado?
Col-o-rad-o 69 38.55%
Col-o-rod-o 94 52.51%
Neither/Both ways 16 8.94%
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:31 PM
 
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This is how i pronounce it... caller ah doe
Or as Homer would say: caller ah DOH!
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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Here's a related trivia question: What river was originally called Rio Colorado by the Spanish and why? Why was it given its current name? Hint: it flows from your state.
 
Old 03-04-2012, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I'm from NY. I pronounce it "Colorodo."
 
Old 03-04-2012, 02:29 PM
 
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Here's a related trivia question: What river was originally called Rio Colorado by the Spanish and why? Why was it given its current name? Hint: it flows from your state.
Without googling, I'll guess it's the Rio Grande River, which is on the southern and eastern end of COLO and was probably the first river they encountered here as the Spanish came up from Mexico. My second guess is the Arkansas River which has quite a flow to it during snowmelt season and could carry a lot of red dirt in it's current.
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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I'm from NJ. I say Collar-ROD-o.

Hearing it pronounced "RAD" makes me wince, as does Ne-VAD-a. When I visited Las Vegas last year, I couldn't get over how many people said it that way.

I guess we have to come out there and teach you people how to say your state names correctly, huh? Heh heh heh
 
Old 03-04-2012, 02:48 PM
 
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I'm from NJ. I say Collar-ROD-o.

Hearing it pronounced "RAD" makes me wince, as does Ne-VAD-a. When I visited Las Vegas last year, I couldn't get over how many people said it that way.

I guess we have to come out there and teach you people how to say your state names correctly, huh? Heh heh heh
Come out here and teach us? ...hmmm..... Are you good looking?
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:57 PM
 
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Without googling, I'll guess it's the Rio Grande River, which is on the southern and eastern end of COLO and was probably the first river they encountered here as the Spanish came up from Mexico. My second guess is the Arkansas River which has quite a flow to it during snowmelt season and could carry a lot of red dirt in it's current.
Nope. Next?!
 
Old 03-04-2012, 04:57 PM
 
Location: USA
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I remember growing up and pronouncing it "Coll-er-RAD-do" and being corrected by my teacher who said it was "Coll-er-ROD-do."
 
Old 03-04-2012, 07:06 PM
 
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In the Western U.S. people say Nevada. In the Eastern U.S. people say something similar to Nevahduh.

Oregon is always Or-uh-gun isn't it?

Missouri's pronunciation depends on where in Missouri. In the boot heel its Mizz-ur-ah.
 
Old 03-04-2012, 07:19 PM
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Back in the 70's when I lived in Texas...we pronounced it Colla-rah-dah. In fact, when I pronounced it Col-o-rod-oh...eyes rolled and I was corrected
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