Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 16:57:56 -0600 From: Marianna Di Paolo Subject: Re: contempt vs. content >I've lived in and out of Utah. I knew "contempt" before I lived there, >but I've heard "content" used by old husbands who know better than to >rile their wives. But Marianna Dipaolo will be able to set us all right. >Cheers, >tlc Well, I wish I could, Tom, but I have never heard the expression with anything other than "contempt". But so far the discussion suggests that "content" only occurs in Utah and maybe only in small towns. Is that right? Marianna Di Paolo m.dipaolo[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Linguistics Program 2300 LNCO University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT 84112