[ I have to whack you over the knuckles. ]

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Subject: [ I have to whack you over the knuckles. ]
Posted by:  Hen Hanna (henhan…@gmail.com)
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    [ ... I have to whack you over the knuckles. ]

it puzzled me, then I thought I'd ask here,

then 1 hour later, I thought I knew the answer (its meaning).


Phyllis: Mr. Neff, why don't you drop by tomorrow evening about eight-thirty. He'll be in then.

Walter Neff: Who?

Phyllis: My husband. You were anxious to talk to him weren't you?

Walter Neff: Yeah, I was, but I'm sort of getting over the idea, if you know what I mean.

Phyllis: There's a speed limit in this state, Mr. Neff. Forty-five miles an hour.

Walter Neff:      How fast was I going, officer?

Phyllis:      I'd say around ninety.

Walter Neff: Suppose you get down off your motorcycle and give me a ticket.

Phyllis: Suppose I let you off with a warning this time.

Walter Neff:    Suppose it doesn't take.  <----------

Phyllis: Suppose I have to whack you over the knuckles.  <----------

Walter Neff: Suppose I bust out crying and put my head on your shoulder.

Phyllis: Suppose you try putting it on my husband's shoulder.

Walter Neff:    That tears it.  <----------