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Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:01 pm

Hooligan has been discussed informally as you can see by typing in the word in the search blank at the top. But I don't find it as a word of the day. I did find a discussion today in a Quartz news release about soccer. They trace the term to Irish names, either Hoolihan (Hot Lips?) or O'Hoolihan. At first it was a sort of formless put-down of foreigners, then moved to rabble rousers. In the last 30-40 years, it has become common to refer to thE thugs who instigate and participate in soccer riots.
Take a look:
https://qz.com/1306921/world-cup-2018-h ... n-history/

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Re: Hooligan

Postby Slava » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:07 am

Actually, it's been done, thrice:

2005, 2009, 2014.

There must have been some glitch when you searched. :cry:
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