Date: Fri, 8 Sep 1995 16:03:34 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor 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)