Sometimes the true meaning of words surfaces. Diana Ross had a ‘residency’ at a Las Vegas Hotel.
The 72-year-old singer was due back in Las Vegas to finish her residency at The Venetian, which she kicked off earlier this month.
The ‘residency’ means she will be there for an extended period of time but only temporarily.
Yet, when we use the word ‘resident’ in conversation, we think it means living somewhere permanently. Based on all I’ve read, I think it means living somewhere temporarily, just like Diana Ross is doing. Why would it mean temporarily? Because the United States corporation wants it to be implied that you are actually a U.S. citizen of Washington, DC, and you are temporarily re-siding in a state of the Union.
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