This BBC article: “Obesity ‘contagious’, experts say”
Imagine what the kids in the playground might make of it, if they knew (and some certainly would) the meaning of the word “contagious”? Looking at this definition, only meanings one, two and three could be relevant in a medical context. The BBC’s report about fatties and whether they have the lurgy is totally irresponsible.
Bonus points for anyone who can find the word contagious in the scientific article to which the BBC refer.