Fun Fact May 26, 2021.

I might pull the wool over your eyes, or not.  You’ve heard this idiom, I’m sure but where did it come from?  According to SMH dot com there are a couple of explanations.  Wealthy Brits of the 17th and 18th centuries were fond of wearing wigs made from wool.  Ne’er-do-wells would tug their victims’ hairpieces down over their faces, making it easier to relieve them of their pounds and pence.  Another possible origin come from Medieval fairs.  They were places of wonder and dastardly deeds where robbers were always on the lookout for victims. Their favorite technique was to pull the victim’s hood over his eyes while cutting his purse-strings. Hence the expressions to be hoodwinked and or to have the wool pulled over one’s eyes.

Fun Fact May 26, 2021.
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