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Photos: Top ten "You know you're NOT from Colorado when" punchlines

Over the years, we've had a lot of fun collecting "You know you're from Colorado when" punchlines.

But then we wondered: What would happen if we turned that concept on its head and answered the question, "How you know when someone is NOT from Colorado?"

Below, see our top ten. If you're from Colorado, you should understand them. If you aren't -- well, at least you'll know ten things not to do.

Number 10: You know you're NOT from Colorado when.... ...you think Casa Bonita is something made up for South Park. Number 9: You know you're NOT from Colorado when.... ...you think all those green crosses on shops are supposed to be blue, but they've been bleached by the sun. Continue to keep counting down our top ten "You know you're NOT from Colorado when" punchlines. Number 8: You know you're NOT from Colorado when.... ...you think you've got to wear a tie to every nice restaurant. Number 7: You know you're NOT from Colorado when.... ...you think driving back to Denver from the mountains on a Sunday afternoon will be no big deal. Continue to keep counting down our top ten "You know you're NOT from Colorado when" punchlines. Number 6: You know you're NOT from Colorado when.... ...you think the only People's Republic is in China. Number 5: You know you're NOT from Colorado when.... ...you've never seen a white guy with dreads before. Continue to keep counting down our top ten "You know you're NOT from Colorado when" punchlines. Number 4: You know you're NOT from Colorado when.... ...you think mountain biking would be more comfortable on a banana seat. Number 3: You know you're NOT from Colorado when.... ...you think no one could possibly run in shorts during the wintertime. Continue to keep counting down our top ten "You know you're NOT from Colorado when" punchlines. Number 2: You know you're NOT from Colorado when.... ...you have to call a nurse after climbing the stairs at Red Rocks. Number 1: You know you're NOT from Colorado when.... ...you think you can drink someone under the table who's used to living at altitude.

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