February 04, 2004

No, seriously. It means "Ring of Light"

Last week L found a business card from Aureole Las Vegas on my desk and asked "Is this the club you guys are going to?" I was initially confused by her question. Aureole is an expensive French restaurant at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, started by the same person who owns the restaurant's Upper East Side location. I'm headed to Vegas next month for an early bachelor party and have been collecting info on good restaurants. Then I put it together. Vegas. Club. Eight guys. Word often associated with a woman's breast. From L's perspective, it wasn't a sillly question at all. I explained it to L and we shared a laugh.

She still thought the name was a little dumb, but I think it's mostly because the word has been corrupted by high school sex ed classes and letters to Penthouse magazine. But the dictionary definition is totally on the up and up, suitable for all ages, unlike a different aureole that's been in the news lately.

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Posted by The Groom at February 4, 2004 09:38 AM
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