Date: Tue, 6 Feb 1996 10:29:28 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: spitten image [was: The skinny on PROVE] Could "spitten image" have originated as a reference to ejaculate rather than to saliva/sputum? Seems as though I once heard someone offer that etymology. Later "transformations" of the term were needed for spitten images of mothers to occur. DMLance