Have you worked with ropes and knots before? Do you realize how many knots qualify as a "noose"? Lasso - Wikipedia By the strictest definition of noose, EVERY rope with an adjustable knot at the end is a "noose". There are millions of knots across America tied as "nooses". It was a rope, with a loop at the end, tied to a garage door to pull it up and down. You learn now to tie these knots in Scouting and it has NOTHING to do with hanging people. THE PURPOSE OF THE KNOT ABSOLUTELY MATTERS! Do you truly believe it is more ridiculous to assume a rope with a small loop at the end tied to a garage door that was being used to pull the garage door was a garage door pull or was there to represent the hanging of a human being? Is this the hill you want to die on? You are on the wrong side of history of identifying knots. @moondog_LFZ May you have a good day and Jesus Christ fill your day with God's blessings!