About the stinging bee question in "To Have and To Have Not"
Walter Brennan's character kept asking people he met whether they'd ever
been stung by a _dead_ bee. Only "Slim" (Lauren Bacall) gave the right
answer, which was "No, [yes would work] HAVE YOU?" That was how Brennan's
character decided that Slim was "all right."
N'est ce pas?
Paul Younghouse
Indiana State University