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Old 01-27-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: on a hill
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Don't know if this is specific to CO but:

"Colorado Pinstripes" are the scratches on the side of your vehicle the trees make while off-roading.
Wrong state. Those scratches are actually referred to as "New Mexico Pinstripes". Perhaps the owner of a scratched Range Rover could call 'em CO Pinstripes, though.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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"Trustafarian" seems to be used in many college towns, to describe both wealthy students and hangers-on who have no discernible source of income other than a trust fund.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:13 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default I love the tone

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Personally I find the tone of this post unbecoming of a moderator, and the use of profanity especially offensive.
As a non-native, I loved the tone of Mike's post. It was so true in 1980s about "native".
And, goddamn is not a profanity if you are an atheist.

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Old 01-27-2013, 12:23 PM
 
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As a non-native, I loved the tone of Mike's post. It was so true in 1980s about "native".
1. Dave, thanks. Satire is poorly understood by many people, as may be the case here, so I'm offering this definition from Wiki: "Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement.[1] Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon.

2. There are no muzzles on moderators, we're allowed to speak our peace as any other poster. I'd be remiss only if I didn't extend to others the same right to speak their minds as allowed within the TOS - which I wrote a number of years back.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Bend Or.
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I appreciate your going back and editing out the profanity. IT appears you hate people that have pride.

Such a shame. I have been proud to be a Colorado Native my whole life, and welcomed anyone and evryone that visits or moves to this state legally.

If you don't like the Pioneer plates (which by the way there is no requirements to obtain), I would asssume you would hate my "support the troops" plates as well, because the single me out as someone that supports a group?
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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Colorado lacks a certain amount of history that the eastern seaboard or the south has.

All of my 22 years in Colorado I experienced such "" native "" speak as "" what are you eating? "" and
"" I leave work at five""
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:06 PM
 
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I appreciate your going back and editing out the profanity. IT appears you hate people that have pride.

Such a shame. I have been proud to be a Colorado Native my whole life, and welcomed anyone and evryone that visits or moves to this state legally.

If you don't like the Pioneer plates (which by the way there is no requirements to obtain), I would asssume you would hate my "support the troops" plates as well, because the single me out as someone that supports a group?
Pride is one thing, but smugness and arrogance is a difference story. I'm proud to be a Marylander, but I don't go around advertising the fact that my parents live there or anywhere else - there is no point to pointing out ones birth state. NO ONE is special just because they were born here or had ancestors who came here long ago.

You assume very wrong about supporting the troops, but go ahead and make foolish comparisons if you wish.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Hello,
I am working on a school project right now on dialect in Colorado. I was wondering if anybody from Colorado could help me out. What unique phrases are used in Colorado? Are there unique words used there?
I would really appreciate any help I could get, especially from people who live in the state.
Thanks!

What about "open space" and "no double turns"? I've only seen these phrases in Colorado. Are they unique to the state?
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