definition of the word, "celebrities," according to
the Oxford American Dictionary is "a well-known person,
fame, being famous." Of course, the celebrities may
disagree with this definition because we, the fans, in fact, do
not know the celebrities themselves, except in their public
personas, such as in their movies. That is, we do not know
them like we know our siblings, close friends, or if applicable,
But what makes celebrities,
"celebrities" and why has this word been chosen to
describe this group of public figures?
defined as "to do something to show that a day or event is
important, to honor with festivities, to make merry on such an
occasion." Another definition says, "to
officiate at (a religious ceremony).
The Latin "root"
word, "celebritas" means "fame" according to
the American Heritage Dictionary.
When you watch a movie, a game,
or even a political debate, would the above definitions
apply? What are you celebrating? The celebrity, what
the celebrity is acting out or representing? or both?
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you may possibly see celebrities while out in public