When my mother in law was 17, she went on a ride with a silly boy, who raced his car dangerously. She had been warned that this kid was up to no good. An accident occurred; due to sheer luck nobody was hurt beyond some bruises.
What followed is unclear, and my mother in law eluded questions from my wife about it. It is said (rumors among relatives) her mother "gave her a good paddling".
Now, what is also known is that my mother in law's mother, when she was a child, spanked her on the bare, including with a hairbrush. So it does not seem impossible that my mother in law was paddled on the bare with a hairbrush at 17, but we shall probably never know!