Every state has its quirks, and Colorado is no exception. It's not a bad thing, though — each "quirk" is what makes the Centennial State unique.
I first noticed these idiosyncrasies when I moved to Colorado from North Dakota in 2008. For example, I couldn't believe that Coloradans referred to Coca-Cola as "soda." Back in Bismarck, it's called "pop." Soda-sayers are considered pretentious there.
I was also shocked to see just how lightly Coloradans took the winter weather. In North Dakota, I had to bring my winter coat, hat, snow boots, and snow pants to school to be allowed outside for recess (to be fair, we did have to go outside unless it was colder than -12° F).
When I got to Colorado, kids were wearing hoodies and tennis shoes in the snow. Although again, to be fair, recess got called off when temperatures dipped into the '20s.
Still, perhaps my North Dakota roots reflect more on my home state's quirks than on Colorado's. So I asked you: what is considered normal in Colorado, that's not considered normal elsewhere?
Surprisingly, no one even mentioned the marijuana thing. From how we pronounce the word "Poudre" to our obsession with putting green chile on everything, here are 25 things Coloradans do and say that other states think are weird:
25 Things Coloradans Do, Say That Other States Think Are Weird
Every state has its quirks — including Colorado. What seems normal to us might not be considered the norm elsewhere. Here are 25 things we do and say in Colorado that other states find...pretty weird.
What Else Makes Colorado Unique? Check Out This List of the Best Places to Live in Colorado
compiled a list of the best places to live in Colorado using data from Niche
. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com
On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.
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Colorado is home to the only federal supermax prison in the United States: the U.S. Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX). The prison houses notorious criminals like the Unabomber, a three-time prison escapee, El Chapo, and more — and people still took the time to review it on Google. Read on to see some of the funniest reviews.