Date: Sat, 9 Sep 1995 09:31:24 -0700 From: Dan Alford 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: > 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] >