By LAWRENCE FELLOWS
The cue an actor gets when it’s time for him to go on stage or speak has nothing to do with billiards, but does normally comprise the last few words before his lines, or the tail-end of another actor’s lines.
By some accounts, however, the word cue comes more likely from the letter Q, which appeared in Early English prompt books, and was the abbreviation of the Latin quando, which means “when.”
Had enough Latin? Say “when.”