Long before television and movies, people loved to be entertained. Whether it was theater, vaudeville, or burlesque, Shakespeare at the Globe, or a circus in a tent, they arrived in droves and left singing a snatch of song, repeating a joke, or using a new word or phrase that had slipped into their language. Some of these are obvious such as “stage” or “actor” while others have obscure origins. What is claptrap? If actors are hams, is it because they wear grease paint? Why do actors want to break a leg even if it means stealing someone’s thunder? Join us as we give top billing to language from That’s Entertainment.