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    Hey, George, Jeopardy tells me "What's the state flag of Coolerado, Alex?".

    But as I search the web I can't find a blazon (formal heraldic description) for it.

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    It's pretty unimaginative, as I recall from hearing our kids talk about what they learned in school. I remember something about blue is for the sky (yawn), yellow is for the gold up in them thar hills, red is for the rocks, and white is for, oh, I forget. Maybe the white people who invaded the area; stole the land; and killed, enslaved, or ran off the indigenous peoples? I'm not entirely serious there, but I do see a lot of stuff from the school along those lines.



    More here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Colorado

    I figured it was as good a Strava avatar as any. I tried the ape-man I use here but got strangely cropped by that website and didn't look the same.

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    White is usually considered in heraldry to be argent (silver).

    Sorry, it appears that heraldic descriptions (the original meaning of "blazon") are not generally created for U.S. state flags.

    And blazons for flags in general do not seem to be as descriptive (or prescriptive), or as common, as those for coats-of-arms.

    The blue there might count as azure.

    And the red possibly gules.

    The yellow possibly or (gold!).

    But really, I don't know much about vexillology
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