Diana Manister ([log in to unmask]) wrote the following on Thu, Mar 04, 2010 at 07:05:27PM +0000:
> Dear George,
> An seated adult could not be "under" a door knob either. Maybe "beside."
This is of course one of the sillier exchanges yet held on this list (although goodness knows there's plenty
of competition), but: I'm 6'3" and I just sat down (on the floor--it probably wasn't clear that I meant
that) with my back against my office door and, well, the doorknob was directly above my head.
Happy to test theories in literature with experiential data,
> > Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 10:08:47 -0500
> > From: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: 'Gerontion' -- the dramatic arc
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Diana Manister ([log in to unmask]) wrote the following on Wed, Mar 03, 2010 at 07:38:50PM -0500:
> > > Dear George,
> > >
> > > He would have to be three feet tall to be under a doorknob. A windy
> > > hill seems more likely. A house could be under a hill.
> > Well, of course (as I think I said) he would need to be sitting down; the image that comes to my mind is of
> > G sitting with his back to the door. But, yes, now I re-read it it's clearer that it's the HOUSE that is
> > "under a windy knob."
> > George
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