Date: Sat, 9 Sep 1995 09:31:24 -0700
From: Dan Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S1.CSUHAYWARD.EDU
Subject: Re: contempt vs. content
I've lived my entire life in California except for 5 yrs in Montana, and
in neither place have I heard the "content" phrase, though I can see its
'logic'. Somehow it reminds me of sitting in church as a child and
hearing about other children who drew pictures of "Gladly, the cross-eyed
bear" on hearing "...gladly the cross I'd bear".
On Fri, 8 Sep 1995, Tom Uharriet wrote:
I just received a message from someone in Virginia who is familiar
with the expression,
"Familiarity breeds contempt,"
but has never heard,
"Familiarity breeds 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?
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