Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Farangi or Ferengi?
I'm reading in my Christian History book about the Christianity in India, and Europeans are consistently listed as Farangi. As a long time Star Trek fan, I couldn't miss the similarity with the name Ferengi. I wonder if this is just a coincidence. Look at the facts: similar spelling, the ferengi are known for their business sense and acquisition, colonial europe was concerned with acquisition and an increase in wealth. Too close to call? I don't think so


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