Giving readers a splitting headache

I almost spit out my nonfat, sugar-free vanilla latte when I read this on yahoo.com:

fp splitting image

Instead, I laughed so hard that I now have a splitting headache. Will someone please inform the children who write for Yahoo! that the expression is “spitting image” while I go get an Advil. Or two.

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2 Responses to “Giving readers a splitting headache”

  1. ZZMike Says:

    American idioms are really hard for foreign speakers to learn. (As are theirs fro us.)

    PS: Why “spitting”? That doesn’t sound nice.

    I threw caution to the winds and looked it up. “Spit and image”, as in really shiny shoes (former military people will relate to that).


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