Date: Fri, 8 Sep 1995 16:03:34 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: contempt vs. content

I, who have lived primarily in the western states (CA, WA, and UT),

had only heard the "content" version. Are both versions in common

usage now or has one of us merely misheard something?

The only one I've ever heard is "familiarity breeds contempt." Until

now if I had heard somebody say "familiarity breeds content," I would

have assumed the person was playing around with the expression for fun.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

native Mississippian still in Mississippi (with a few years spent

in other Southern states)