In Brick, when Brendan lays out several words Emily said that he didn't understand, Brain guesses that Tug might be a drink made of a mixture of milk and vodka, but Tug is actually the name of a character. Is there any symbolism to this? Can it be a commentary on Tug's duality of violence and immaturity? Am I just reading too much into it?
Oddly enough, the writer has a website, and a forum which he posts on...
Looking through the forum this is the only time he directly makes a comment about this line. And people who I imagine frequented the forums long ago also mention this is the only time he really gives any sort of explanation.