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A Quick Guide To Colorado Slang

For you first-time visitors, here’s a quick crash course on some Colorado slang. And hey, Grand Junction gets mentioned.

From the website matadornetwork.com, a true Colorado native wrote this article explaining some of the more peculiar words and speech patterns that are truly unique to the Centennial State.

Here is a handful of the examples that are talked about in the article. There are bound to be plenty more. That’s where you come in. Help us create the ULTIMATE Colorado/Grand Junction dictionary, so to speak.

Add your slang words and terms at the bottom of this post.

    • ‘PFM‘ – #18 might be retired, but he will be in Coloradans’ hearts forever. Omaha! Omaha! Indeed.
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  • Donkeys‘ – ONLY if you are a true native of Colorado and you literally bleed Orange and Blue are you allowed to refer to our football team with this term.
10 Photos of the Best Asses You'll See in Grand Junction
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  • Transplants‘ – I am one, so therefore I am not allowed to talk on the subject. But boy, do locals really hate that word. Or is it the transplants themselves they loathe?
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  • ‘Dispensaries‘ – Wait. What? You mean we can buy weed here? Let’s call the stores something fancy, so no one figures it out and buys up all the good stuff.
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  • Junktown‘ – Yup, this one hits a little closer to home.
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  • ‘The Right O‘ – Driving in Denver can be like driving in a foreign country. RiNo, LoDo, SoBro….you get it.
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Can you think of any other slang words for Colorado?

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