Ok, how many times have you read about somebody striking a match on their thumbnail? Or maybe their teeth, or pavement, etc? Have you ever seen anybody actually do it? I’ve tried it before, on my thumbnail and on my teeth. I get nothing.
If you’ve ever had luck with this, let me know. Because right now, my faith in westerns and hard-boiled detective novels is starting fail me. I mean, if this isn’t true, who knows what else might be exaggerated too?!