U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-13-2009, 10:03 PM
 
138 posts, read 294,440 times
Reputation: 40

Advertisements

I don't know if there is a thread for this or not but here's a new one if there is.

I've noticed some very interesting things while here in southern Colorado (Pueblo)

People do not say mirror, they say mir.
People say interested, they say inersted.
People say ruff instead of roof.

Ok those are the only ones that come to mind right now, what have you found?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-14-2009, 01:03 AM
 
3,460 posts, read 4,935,316 times
Reputation: 6677
We don't have an accent here...it's all these furriners who talk funny.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-14-2009, 05:10 AM
 
16 posts, read 50,186 times
Reputation: 35
Not so much an accent, but you can tell the "long-timers" from the newcomers - they pronounce the city's name as Pee-Eb-Low.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-14-2009, 09:51 AM
 
16,438 posts, read 19,081,196 times
Reputation: 9513
Slightly off topic, but what regional accent is considered "standard" american? Where can you be from and not be considered to have an accent? I'm from Texas but have lived overseas for 45 years and have lost most of my drawl. People from Texas always think I'm from somewhere else and people elsewhere always know I'm from Texas. So, what is the "standard"? Dan Rather? (Oklahoman) Peter Jennings? (Canadian) ??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-14-2009, 09:55 AM
 
16,438 posts, read 19,081,196 times
Reputation: 9513
Quote:
Originally Posted by sterlinggirl View Post
We don't have an accent here...it's all these furriners who talk funny.
Yupper, it's them furriners...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-14-2009, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
11,049 posts, read 12,394,760 times
Reputation: 25940
Well moving to Colorado from Arkansas I'm still tryin to get used to the accent they have here in Colorado.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-14-2009, 02:05 PM
 
12,825 posts, read 20,054,090 times
Reputation: 10905
Heh ... so I guess the SW accent reaches that far to the North East.

Hurr'rr uh foo uthrs ... LOL!

Adver-TEYES-ment
Chil-ih
APE-ricot
ENH-velope

Plus ...

Never pop, always soda
Never sack, always bag (at least for the one at the grocery store)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-14-2009, 05:59 PM
 
8,317 posts, read 25,777,680 times
Reputation: 9132
Quote:
Originally Posted by sterlinggirl View Post
We don't have an accent here...it's all these furriners who talk funny.
Some other regional terms used by Rocky Mountain region residents that are frequently not complimentary:

-"City-slicker"
-"Pilgrim"
-"Flatlander"
-"Easterner"
-"Tejano"
-"Californian"
-"Turisto"
-"Trust-funder"

Most of these often preceded or followed with some nature of cuss word, either in English or Spanish.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-14-2009, 06:32 PM
 
138 posts, read 294,440 times
Reputation: 40
Can you explain Trust funder? I don't get it...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-14-2009, 06:57 PM
 
8,317 posts, read 25,777,680 times
Reputation: 9132
Quote:
Originally Posted by bostontopueblo View Post
Can you explain Trust funder? I don't get it...
A "trust-funder" (also referred to often as a "trustifarian") is generally a non-working--often unemployable--individual endowed with wealthy parents or relatives who set him or her up with a trust fund to support him or her in the lifestyle to which he or she is accustomed. Colorado's resort towns are full of them--usually they hail from some metro area outside of Colorado, frequently from either the East or West Coast. Since they don't have to work, they busy themselves in making life miserable for people actually trying to make a living in those communities by dabbling in radical politics, outbidding working locals for real estate and other general nonsense. The more ambitious among them may start some perpetual money-losing business, often competing with people who are actually trying to make a living at their business.

Unfortunately, this scourge is nothing new in the Rockies. A century or more ago, rich aristocrats from England would send their worthless offspring to places like Colorado or Wyoming, endow them with a large trust fund, and hope they never came home. At that time most of them were male, and were referred to here as "remittance men," because they got a periodic "remittance" (bank deposit) from back home. They weren't particularly well-received or respected, either, except for their money injections into the local economy--frequently into the coffers of the saloons, gambling houses, and brothels. Nowadays, it's mostly into the trophy house builders', real estate developers', ski areas', and drug dealers' pockets. Come to think of it, not much has changed. Same money going pretty much to the same kind of people.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:31 PM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. | Please obey Forum Rules | Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top