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Originally posted by LargeFries
reply to post by laslidealist
Your post is a huge eye opener for me. All my life I've been led to believe the people of India are as peaceful as they come. I have heard that thugs like to target India person owned small cash based businesses to rob in the USA because they will not retaliate.
From Hindi (thuggee) (or ठग्गी (tuggee)) < Marathi (thag, “thief”), (thak, “swindler”) < Sanskrit स्थग (sthaga, “cunning, fraudulent”) < स्थगति (sthagati, “to cover, conceal”) Thuggee was an Indian network of secret fraternities who were engaged in murdering and robbing travellers and known for strangling their victims, operating from the 17th century (possibly as early as 13th century) to the 19th century. During British Imperial rule of India, many Indian words passed into common English, and in 1810 thug referred to members of these Indian gangs. The sense was adopted more generally as "ruffian, cutthroat" by 1839.