Recently the private schedules of Donald Trump have been leaked.

In those files, at the end of each day there is some acronym RON placed. What does this stand for?


  1:30 PM          EXECUTIVE TIME
  (3hr, 30 min)    Location:        Oval Office

  RON:             The White House

Apparently that's a common (in government/Washington DC, anyway) scheduling acronym which stands for "remain overnight."

The globe-trotting secretary of state and globe-trotting former president each kept up frantic travel schedules, which meant they were often not in the same place at the same time — or even on the same continent. The calendars indicate where Hillary and Bill each spent the night: "RON," in Washington parlance, the acronym for "remain overnight."

On weekdays, the Clintons typically spent the evenings in their separate homes — Hillary in northwest Washington near her office at the State Department, and Bill in Chappaqua near his office in New York. But the Clintons spent a lot of time traveling the world. On March 17, 2010, the entry read: HRC RON En route Moscow/ WJC RON White Oak, FL. Other exotic RONs: HRC RON London, England/WJC RON Stockholm Sweden. HRC RON Abu Dhabi, UAE/WJC RON London, England. HRC RON Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi, WJC RON Chappaqua, NY.

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    London and Stockholm are exotic? – Jörg W Mittag Feb 12 at 6:40
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    @JörgWMittag Do you think they are not? I live in the dry, warm, eastern Spain and for me the (seasonal, I know) mental picture of a city made of several snow covered islands wouldn't look more exotic even if it had unicorns and fairies. Exotic is an adjective which comes with an obligatory "to whom". – Rekesoft Feb 12 at 11:10
  • @Rekesoft: The first definition I found listed "tropical" as a synonym. I can definitely attest that London is not tropical. I have never been to Stockholm, but I am pretty sure it isn't, either. I have now found other definitions that would indeed fit (e.g. "non-native"). – Jörg W Mittag Feb 12 at 11:44
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    @JörgWMittag :D :D :D I now understand you were puzzled before. "Tropical" as a synonym of "exotic" strikes me as a really odd definition, even if I'd find every tropical spot exotic. It says more about the cultural mindset of the author of the dictionary than about the word itself. I doubt that an english dictionary of synonyms made by a Delhi born linguist would list that entry. :D – Rekesoft Feb 12 at 11:51
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    @PoloHoleSet There's no need to be insulting. It's surprising because Canada is known as a place of harsh, cold, snowy winters, and England is not. – Mason Wheeler Feb 12 at 16:39

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