There must be a thousand ways to say Colorado, but which way is the right way?

A Thousand Ways To Say Colorado?

Okay, so maybe there are not a thousand different ways to say Colorado, but, there are a lot. I'm not sure there is necessarily one right way to say Colorado, but there is definitely a wrong way.

How Does Grand Junction Say Colorado?

Recently, we asked our listeners about the proper way to say, Colorado, and as one could imagine, we got a lot of different responses. Some made us laugh, and some made us scratch our heads.

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Choose One From the List

Initially, we gave listeners four options to choose from - perhaps we should have given more. Here are the four choices we offered.

1. call-oh-RADD-oh

2. call-uh-RADD- oh

3. call-oh-RAWD-oh

4. call-uh- RAWD-oh

We May Need More Options

As you see below, there could have been more options, including some that put the "D" with the last syllable in Colorado. However, the main point of the question was to differentiate between the third syllable. Is it 'rawd or rod' or should it be pronounced "rad?"

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not going to call up the governor and ask him to expel everyone who pronounces Colorado differently than me. Unless, they put an "a" on the end rather than an "o" and say Colorada - or Colora-duh. That is definitely the wrong way to say it.  These are the same people who say Miama and Cincinnata instead of ending those words with an "i" - Miami and Cincinnati.

The Many Different Ways Grand Junction Pronounces Colorado

How do you say, Colorado? There is only one way to spell it, but many ways to say it. Which one is correct? We asked our Grand Junction listeners how to pronounce Colorado, and this is what they said.

You Know You're From Colorado When...

We all remember the Jeff Foxworthy jokes back in the day "you might be a redneck". What made those ridiculous stereotypes so funny is because they had just a tiny bit of truth to them. Well along those same lines I wanted to highlight a few ways of thinking that everyone from Colorado has. They are not bad things, just the way we do things and go about our business around here.

So here is a list of ways 'You Know You're From Colorado':