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So color me old-fashioned. I grew up reading 17th, 18th,

Posted by and 19th century literature as well as 20th, and the fact is, sm on Sat, Jun 05 2021 at 01:35 AM CDT:

In Reply to: Spitting image has been far more common than spit and image for posted by at least 100 years. sm on Fri, Jun 04 2021 at 11:38 AM CDT:

there is no logic to using "spitting image" to refer to an exact likeness. Spit and image does convey that. Substituting spitting image was simply a common mishearing. It's likely that by the next century someone will be arguing that per say is the correct modern form and per se is anachronistic and so forth and so on for all the commonly misheard words/terms now that few people actually read versus watching the video. :)

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