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door-knocker n. a ticket, slip, or note left to indicate a visit or delivery was attempted but nobody answered the door. Editorial Note: Thanks to Joe Clark for suggesting today’s entry. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  • Also a term for large hoop earrings popular in the late eighties.  See Notorious B.I.G. ‘Gimme the loot’: “…and when I rock her and drop her I’m taking her door knockers…”

  • also used in the Southern US for unusually large nipples on a woman…not to be confused with “knockers” which refer of course to the entire nipple support system…

Further reading

One-Armed Paper Hanger (episode #1518)

The emotional appeal of handwriting and the emotional reveal of animal phrases. Should children be taught cursive writing in school, or is their time better spent studying other things? A handwritten note and a typed one may use the very same words...