If you've ever met a Colorado native, you know there are some "no-no" questions you shouldn't ask them. For example, the question "How do you feel about people from California?" isn't a great conversation starter.

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I learned this quickly after moving to the Centennial State from North Dakota in 2008. I was a middle schooler at the time, so I didn't discuss California with my peers; however, I still recognized the pride they had in being Colorado born-and-bred.

Don't get me wrong — it's great to be proud of where you're from, but the passion can be a little jarring if you're a newcomer who's not prepared for it.

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When I started college at Colorado State University, I found that this same energy applies to Fort Collins. There's no shortage of pride in Ram Country, and how could there be? I mean, our slogan is literally "proud to be..."

Still, this time I'm in on it. After nearly seven years in the Choice City, I'm now the one showing newcomers the ropes.

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Whether you're looking to learn more about Fort Collins or want to revel in some local love, check out 12 things you should never ask a Fort Collins native in the gallery below:

12 Questions to Never Ask a Fort Collins Native

Fort Collins residents are friendly, but we're also proud — and sometimes, there are just places you shouldn't go. Read on to see the 12 questions to never ask a Fort Collins native.

You may not be able to ask Fort Collins natives these questions, but that doesn't mean we can't take a joke. See 11 reasons why Fort Collins is definitely, completely, and totally the worst (wink, wink) in the gallery below.

11 Reasons Why Fort Collins Is Definitely, Completely, Totally the Worst

We are definitely, completely, totally not being sarcastic. Fort Collins is the worst. See why in the gallery below.



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