The word "squat" is used seriously and positively in body-building.
Check it with google. Most of the references are to body building.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carrol Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2011 8:56 AM
Subject: Re: The Jew in Eliot's poetry (anti-semitism and objective
> On 10/20/2011 11:27 PM, Nancy Gish wrote:
> These pictures are fascinating, but none is of a squatting position. Has
> anyone bothered to look up that word? I have never seen it used in a
> positive, let alone praising way. To apply it to Jesus seems astonishing.
> A poem that invokes the Treaty of Versailles and echoes various points in
> "western' history, with a predominantly grim tone (dry thoughts) could
> quite well call for images or references which were ambivalent. And those
> Trade Winds: echoing a hugely important natural element in modern history,
> the history that ended a century of (illusory) Progress in the horror of
> the trenches. ("Is this is what it all meant" Henry James lamented.)
> Eliot/Gerontion is Mathew Arnold a bit older and a bit wiser, but still
> Matthew Arnold: "Ah love, let us be true to one another / for the world
> which seems...." (not quite accurate quote from memory)