Entertaiment | Articles

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What entertains one person may bore another, what is considered a form of entertainment in one medium might be a nuisance or even a form of torture in another. But that is a consequence of the fact that familiar forms are capable of crossing media and retaining their appeal over time.

Entertaiment is derived from the Medieval Latin intertenere, from the prefix inter meaning “inside” and the suffix tenere.