People & language
You canít go too wrong in Colorado if you are an English speaker, although Spanish is also spoken by 20 per cent of the population with large Latino populations in Denver, Pueblo and in the San Luis Valley. Other than that, Colorado is predominantly white, and seems to bounce between extremes politically and socially. Driving around you will see fundamental Christian groups, military colleges, a prevalent gun culture in the form of gun fairs and shops and, at the other extreme, a very liberal, healthy society, with legal marijuana, camping culture, healthy food and skinny dipping hot springs. Maybe itís the Continental Divide effect.
Still controversial, the most politically correct term for indigenous Indian people is Native American, American Indian or, if being more specific, the full tribal name, such as Ute Indians.
Some people say Coloradoan, others say Coloradan. But the majority seem to say the latter.
A common expression is ďCan you box this for me please?Ē when you canít finish your giant portion of food and you want to take it home. This is the norm.
Have you got a Colorado wine by the glass, please? It is amazing how many Coloradan restaurants still donít serve it by the glass, favouring Californian cheapies. The more people who ask for it by the glass, the better.