Governor Polis Re-Ignites Heated Debate on How to Say ‘Colorado’
It's a discussion/argument that comes up every so often: How to pronounce "Colorado." It seems surprising that the Governor would want to stir that pot, but boy, did he.
Colorado became a state in 1876, and it seems like since then, we've had this debate. Is it "Call-uh-RAD-oh" or "Call-uh-ROD-Oh?" Governor Polis weighed in, and many believe he has it wrong.
Colorado: beautiful, majestic, western. When you read the word, "Colorado," how does it sound in your head? Apparently, our current Governor, who was born in Boulder hears it the way that people say is wrong.
The Governor's Facebook post garnered nearly 1,000 comments. Many people did agree with him, many did not; much like politics.
We probably wouldn't argue over how to pronounce Colorado if we didn't all love the state so much. We take pride in living here and in the state's rich history. I'm guessing that the folks who rushed into Colorado for gold and silver were too busy mining to take up the argument.
With the John Denver song: Where would we be, if indeed, John had pronounced it 'RAD' oh?
Rocky Mountain High, in ColoRADo...
It just wouldn't sound right, would it? I think you can tell which side I fall on. Rod. It's Rod. Rod. Rod. Rod.