"Don't pussy. Don't. Don't, please don't."

While Alice B. Toklas called Getrude Stein 'Lovey', the latter bestowed the name 'Pussy' on Toklas. Although Toklas is often thought to have been the submissive partner in the relationship, content to take on the role of 'wife', Zak M. Salih conjectures that this may not have always been the case. Conversely, some have argued that the reported exclamation was an exaggeration on the part of Hemingway, who remembered the couple unfavourably after the end of their friendship.