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Old 01-12-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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Rhymes with Nevada? (second a is like apple)

And how about Ken Caryl? Is it Caryl like Carol or Carl?
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Rhymes with Nevada? (second a is like apple)

And how about Ken Caryl? Is it Caryl like Carol or Carl?
Arvada is like Nevada. ARR-VAA-DA, not ARV-AHH-DA

Ken Caryl is like Ken Carol (not 100% sure on this one, but I believe I'm right)
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Thats how I pronounce it....
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Sorry to get off of the Arvada/Ken Caryl thing here, but I just have to ask:

Is Qdoba pronounced Cue-Doba or Ka-Doba? Of course this is trivial, but my brother seems very perturbed that most people seem to say Cue-Doba.

And how about La Quinta? Some say La Kwinta and others say La Keenta.

Just curious...
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:28 PM
 
Location: O'Hare International Airport
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Ken Caryl: Ken Carol
Arvada: Our Vaada (not our Vahda)
Qdoba: Que-doba
La Quinta: La Keenta

And the biggie....

Colorado: Color aaaa do NOT Color ahh do.

That one really annoys me. It's always the prickish East Coasters in Boulder who pronounce it that way when, in fact, they are the only ones.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:50 PM
 
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Colorado: Color aaaa do NOT Color ahh do.
I say "Color aaaa do" but maybe growing up with neighbors on either side from Colorado imprinted the pronunciation on my brain at an early age.

My wife (also from SoCal) says "Color ahh do" and when she tries to say "Color aaaa do" it just doesn't sound natural for some reason.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:01 PM
 
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Grew up in Ohio (Oh-hi-o, not Ah-hi-a), and it's Color-ah-do for me. I'm not changing. BTW, call an Ohioan a east coaster and you're likely to get a steel-toed work boot upside the head. I'm just sayin'.

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Old 01-12-2009, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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it's Color-ah-do for me. I'm not changing.
Color-ah-do here too, the other way just doesn't feel right.
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Hey, if call-uh-RAW-doe is good enough for jazzlover, it's good enough for me.
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:59 PM
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Location: The Ranch, CO
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Arvada is like Nevada. ARR-VAA-DA, not ARV-AHH-DA

Ken Caryl is like Ken Carol (not 100% sure on this one, but I believe I'm right)

Same here. Thats how I say it.
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