Is It Time to Retire the Word ‘Entertaiment’?


Article about Entertaiment:

Entertainment is a form of amusement. A clown at a birthday party, a Broadway show, a stadium rock concert, your friends fighting over the last potato chip–all are forms of entertainment. It comes from the Medieval Latin inter tenere, which meant “hold inside.” It became associated with hospitality because entertaining guests is one way of making them feel welcome and happy. It then came to mean amuse or distract. Today, we talk about theatrical entertainment as shows, visual entertainment as things you like to look at, and audio entertainment as music.

Is it time to retire the word ‘Entertainment’?

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