—Entertainment, article by EIF Staff

Entertaiment is a versatile form of activity that can be adapted to meet any occasion or goal. It can be as simple as solving a crossword puzzle or as elaborate as an opera. Many people find entertainment to be relaxing and enjoyable, while others may view it as work or a form of cruelty. The word entertainment derives from the Medieval Latin intertenere, which combines the prefix inter meaning “inside” and the suffix tenere indicating holding inside. The meaning has shifted over the centuries to include things like recreation, diversion, and amusement. It also refers to hospitable provision for the needs and wants of guests.