Please observe the following phenomenon:
When a person is going to Las Vegas, or even when simply talking about Las Vegas, rather than saying
I’m going to Las Vegas.
I’m going to Vegas, baby!
Did Las Vegas change its name to Vegas Baby? It is the only reasonable explanation. The alternative is that everyone I know has been jamming acorns up their nose. But if this were true, the US economy would have crumbled leaving millions unemployed and thousands of families living in sprawling tent villages outside our cities.
Surely Las Vegas changed their name and didn’t tell me. Not like I care. I’m never going to Vegas, Asshole.