GRIZ BEAR COMMENTS Yes, I was hoodwinked
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
It appears I’ve been hoodwinked — an interesting word dating back to the middle 16th century which appears to be related to a phrase about having the wool pulled over one’s eyes. You see, when folks wore long woolen garments with hoods, it was possible to fool another person by pulling that woolen hood down over their eyes and temporarily blinding them — at least until the deceitful deed was done.
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Opinion, Pages 6 on 02/02/2011