Re: The Bogan Commentaries
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, May 28, 2000, 3:32|
Danny Wier wrote:
>Sheila is an Australian name for a young attractive woman. Or at least the
>female counterpart of a "bloke".
>(With no guarantee as to accuracy of this etymology) WE ARE TOLD: in the
early days, a convict was a "lag", a female convict was a "she-lag". "Lag"
may even have been pronounced "lug", making the resemblance to Sheila even
closer. And could "lag/lug" be the source of US "lug" as in "ya big