Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1998 11:35:31 CST
From: Ellen Johnson Ellen.Johnson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WKU.EDU
Subject: Re[2]: Spittin' Image

Nevertheless, instances of "spirit and image" do indeed occur, for
example in the LAMSAS records, though I don't have the data available
here to comment on a racial distribution. (I did have an elderly
white woman tell me that "X is the spit of Y" was heard from AfAms.)
Is this a further reinterpretation of spitten image (possibly
euphemistic) or a separate development?

What dates do you have, Larry of the collocations
spitten image
spitting image
spit and image
in the United States?

ellen.johnson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]