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Passing through and visiting the city of La Vega here several times, I've been wondering what the Spanish word "Vega" is; a name of a person in the history of Latin culture, perhaps? Or of a Chevrolet in the history of crappy American automobiles...
And I wondered about the similarity with the name of the Southern Nevada city. After a little Googling, I found that "Vega" is a bright star, a character in Street Fighter II, or Suzanne Vega, but not so much the cheap car.
Apparently. "Vegas" on the other hand, is a field or meadow, one with half-naked women on which you scatter your life savings, your children's futures and your character. But the two names, as close as they are in my naive view, are not related at all.
So when I saw this sign from my bus window here, I couldn't resist taking a photo, messing with it and juxtaposing the two cultures for you. Say, is it true that if you live in Las Vegas you're a "Las Vegan?"