k'nocker - (Yiddish) a big shot who knows it and acts that way; a boastful immoderate person
I love a good door knocker. Nothing says "Welcome" or "Enter At Your Own Risk" like a well placed knocker. Currently, I do not have a door knocker. I have instead, a door bell and a "speakeasy" I love the look of surprise when the little door opens and I say Helloooo....password please.
I had both a door bell and a knocker at my last home. Some visitors rang the bell, ignoring the knocker completely. Others, knocker only. Not to be forgotten - that rare visitor who employed the full force of both the knocker and bell. These frantic you must open the door types were largely ignored.
Seriously. We're not home.
How about you? Are you a Knocker or a bell? Or the rare "I know you're in there" knocker bell combo? Do tell.
Knocker update: This lion's- head knocker sold at Christie's for a cool 2 million. It is 11th century Spanish but still.....
Who knew knockers could be worth so much dough?