My mom used a gumbo spoon that had to be 18" long. That fear of that thing kept me in line, let me tell you. My grandmother could pinch like a demon.
Yes! With a belt. Using the hard, usually made of steel part, yes, the belt buckle. My mom and my granma used to whip my ass with the so called.
Mine did, but I have to say I probably deserved it. Some people say you shouldn't do it at all, but I think as a parent sometimes you can only have so much.