8.09.2007

SUBPRIME IS CONTAINED!!!!

BUT IT’S CONTAINED!!!!!!

Please can we update the dictionaries so they catch up with our political talking heads so that the definition of contained represents what they really mean.

Pre-Political definition:

American Heritage Dictionary

con·tain (kən-tān') Pronunciation Key
tr.v. con·tained, con·tain·ing, con·tains

1.

a. To have within; hold.

b. To be capable of holding.

c. To hold or keep within limits; restrain: I could hardly contain my curiosity.

d. To halt the spread or development of; check: Science sought an effective method of containing the disease.

2. To have as component parts; include or comprise: The album contains many memorable songs.

3.

a. To hold or keep within limits; restrain: I could hardly contain my curiosity.

b. To halt the spread or development of; check: Science sought an effective method of containing the disease.

4. To check the expansion or influence of (a hostile power or ideology) by containment.

5. Mathematics To be exactly divisible by.

NEW Definition:

American Loucos Dictionary

con·tain (kən-tān') Pronunciation Key
tr.v. con·tained, con·tain·ing, con·tains

1.

a. To be acknowledged as existing

b. To be present

c. To realize that such is; The subprime problems are contained.

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