Posted by Mac on June 19, 2007
In reply to 'Spitting Image' by David Sturdy on September 30, 2002 - I come from N.Ireland and as long as I can remember we have used the expression in Ireland 'spitten image'. However, nowadays the younger people use the expression 'spitting image'.
Regardless, it meant to us that someone was the double of another. i.e. The son or daughter was the 'spitten image of the father or mother, whichever was relevant. An expression of a similar meaning, also used in Ireland, is 'the spit out of their mouth'.