You really shouldnt rely on wikipedia for your info you dullard, its often wrong. The word thug is derived from the Thugee cult (watch Indiana Jones) The Thugee cult was indeed devoted to Kali, the goddess of death and destruction. Thugees claimed tens of thousands of victims over a 300 year span. They would worm themselves into the confidence of wayfarers (just like someone else we know) and when a favourable opportunity occurred, strangle them by throwing a handkerchief or noose around their necks. They then plundered and buried them, All this was done according to a certain ancient and rigidly prescribed forms. Though sporadic attempts were made to the extinction of the gangs it was not till Lord Bentinck (governor general of India 1833-35) took vigorous steps that the system was seriously attacked. Between 1831-37 the British hanged nearly 4000 Thugees and the cult was presumed eradicated. The only bit you got right was the following of Kali. So whos the thick tw@t now???? your taking the wrong bloke on Steve, your waaaaaaaaaaay out of your depth mate.