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]ra.msstate.edu)
native Mississippian still in Mississippi (with a few years spent
in other Southern states)