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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 lug....."????