Date: Fri, 8 Sep 1995 14:11:22 -0600 From: Bruce Gelder Subject: Re: contempt vs. content >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? I've mainly lived in Utah, and I've never heard the "content" version--only the "contempt" version. --Bruce Gelder bgelder[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]