Use in hanging
The anatomy of a noose is such as this:
- the open end is called a "Honda"
- the knots are known as hangman's knots (depending on styles)
- the end that is plain is the hitch
In the US, a noose is sometimes left as a message in order to intimidate
people. Its meaning is derived from its use in segregation era lynchings.
It is illegal to display a noose in a threatening manner in some states
such as New York and Connecticut.
- Noose incidents evoke segregation-era fears, MSNBC. October 10, 2007.
- Coast Guard tries to deal with noose incidents, CNN. October 4, 2007.
- The Many Costs of Racism, pg. 2, Joe R. Feagin, Karyn D. McKinney, ISBN 0-7425-1118-9, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2005
- Oriola, Temitope; Adeyanju, Charles (2009). "Haunted: The symbolism of the noose". African Identities 7 (1): 89–103. doi:10.1080/14725840802583355.
- Noose displays provoke new state penalties, Stateline.org. June 6, 2008.