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Old 12-16-2008, 03:32 PM
 
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Left on red from a one-way street to a one-way street is legal.
this is, of course, only true if you are turning the proper direction onto the one-way... sugue into Denver DUI stories...
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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The Denver winter wardrobe - cargo shorts, sandals with socks, and a parka

OK, I'll admit I'm guilty of this fashion feaux pas. Usually because I'm wearing shorts and socks in the house (we have a shoes-off policy) and need to walk the dog, so I just slip into sandals on the front porch, but throw on a parka and hat on my way out.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:40 PM
 
Location: USA
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The Denver winter wardrobe - cargo shorts, sandals with socks, and a parka

OK, I'll admit I'm guilty of this fashion feaux pas. Usually because I'm wearing shorts and socks in the house (we have a shoes-off policy) and need to walk the dog, so I just slip into sandals on the front porch, but throw on a parka and hat on my way out.

BTDT. Cut the lawn when it was snowing in that outfit.

Layers baby, layers.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:41 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Considering the weather of the past few days is typical of the weather in the midwest most all winter, you see why they don't dress like that.
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Thornton
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When you meet someone for the first time, often the question is "So, where are you from?" instead of "So, are you from here?" or something similar.
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Thornton area
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Hi one and all.....I"m new to this site so bare with me...I've read with great enjoyment,. everyone's messages so thought I'd add my 2 cents......... I received an e-mail from my uncle in California so not sure if its gotten around the internet or if any others got it........it, too, is about different words and / or phrases........hope you enjoy

Anyone remember "fender skirts" on cars......

"Curb feelers".......flexible wires attached to car & allows you to know how close you are to the curb

Steering knob....AKA "suicide knobs" used to turn steering wheel with one had

"Contenental kits"...........package you could get that attaches to your trunk .....a bumper extender that held a spare tire,,,,,,made car look like an expensive Lincoln Contenental

Parking brake used to be known as "EMERGENCY" brake

Accelerator once known as "foot feed" or "foot pedal"

"Running boards" on cars

"Coast to coast" used to conjour up excitment..........now "World Wide" is taken for granted

"Store bought" now is "purchaced" or just "bought"

People used to cover their wood floors with carpet.....now we replace carpet with hardwood flooring

"In a family way".........for the term "preganant" . Preganant used to be too graphic

Bra used to be called a "Brassiere" Last time i heard that term was when i was a boy and my Mom told me get hers out of the dryer.

The movies were the "Picture Show"

A real put-down was calling someone a "Rat Fink" ...now those were fighting words.....lol

Coffee pot used to be called a "Percolator"

A then, 1963 Admiral TV is now a "Spectroavision"

There's never been a "Lumbago Telethon"

"Castor Oil" was used to cure EVERYTHING and ANYTHING and sometimes for a punishment.............maybe thats why we don't here of "Lumbago" anymore......lol

"Dinner" now used to be "Supper"

"Suicide Doors".............when both vehicle doors open up from the middle

Remember when you used to be able to burn your trash in the incerator in your own back yard

I remember Pearl who used to drive up and down the alleys, usually on weekends in her old station wagon, collecting the grass clippings, from that day's mowing, for her horses

Thanks for all the memories

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Old 12-17-2008, 02:22 PM
 
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Default weird things about Denver

I'm from AZ, moved here Jan of 08
Here are a few things I've observed as being unique to denver

1)The dirtiest cars you've ever seen in your life

2)Lack of full service car washes (I've seen maybe 5 in the whole denver metro area)

3)All the parks around the city, good, large parks

4)Good Times fast food

5)People thinking that restaurants like BJ's, The Keg and Chipotle are unique to the area

6)Suburus

7)Me, an Arizona native who's never been in a snow storm since jan of 08 when we moved here, driving faster than 50% of the cars on the road when there's snow coming down. I'm a very cautious driver too. (draw your own conclusions)

8)Smokers (never seen so many smokers, and for a health concious state, I'm surprised)

9) Deer feet sticking out the back of a truck on 1-70

10) About 50 different license plates to choose from
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Thornton
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10) About 50 different license plates to choose from
If you ever happen to be in Montana, take a look there. I swear that state has 200+ different plates you could currently get. For a state with such a small population, you wonder why they don't just let everyone design their own ;-)
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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If you ever happen to be in Montana, take a look there. I swear that state has 200+ different plates you could currently get. For a state with such a small population, you wonder why they don't just let everyone design their own ;-)
I'm surprised the DMV doesn't just hand you a blank plate and some crayones to color your own right there in the office I really can't stand all these stupid specialty plates. Want to advertise your opinion? Get a bumper sticker! Plus it's cheaper.

I stick with the base white plates - very nice and not overly graphic.
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Thornton
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I'm surprised the DMV doesn't just hand you a blank plate and some crayones to color your own right there in the office I really can't stand all these stupid specialty plates. Want to advertise your opinion? Get a bumper sticker! Plus it's cheaper.
There's a term for that.... Urban Dictionary: bumper sticker activism

But, those plates do raise money for different causes.
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