The clown at a kid’s birthday party, Broadway shows, stadium rock concerts, your friends fighting over the last potato chip–these are all forms of entertainment. It’s the kind of distraction that keeps us from thinking about all the other things we have to do, like work, laundry, and paying the mortgage. Entertaining, from the Old French entretenement meaning support or assistance, was originally associated with hospitality–keep your guests happy and distracted while they are here.
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