Date: Sat, 9 Sep 1995 19:09:02 -0500

From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU

Subject: Re: contempt vs. content

No. No. Not 'Abcess makes the heart grow softer.' 'Absinth makes the brain

grow softer.'

As for the rest of what y'all are talking about (except for Larry Horn's

cutesy Helsinki title), I swear I don't know if y'all mean conTENT or

CONtent. If the latter, I think it was Foucault or Bakhtin who said it.

So what! They ain't linguists.

Dennis Preston


P.S.: I apologize for an earlier reference to Larry 'Harn.' Y'all should

assume it was my fingers not my vowels. I haven't been in Michigan that