05/26/13 - posted by jim clifford
Not sure what "notion" you meant. For the Chron columnist, I read the paper. For hoodlum see:

The Mavens' Word of the Day
Celia Laurent wrote: Could you please try to find the origin of the word hoodlum? Apart from being a synonym for "hooligan," I can find no other information.
www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=20010327 - Cached

Jim Clifford
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