Date: Fri, 8 Sep 1995 18:11:17 -0400 From: E Wayles Browne Subject: Re: contempt vs. content On Fri, 8 Sep 1995, Tom Uharriet wrote: > Hello, > > 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? > > > > Tom Uharriet > Springville, Utah > utom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] I know only "contempt"--I've lived in Massachusetts, Maryland, and now New York State. Wayles Browne, Cornell U. Dept. of Linguistics