Monday, February 24, 2020

Signs 2

Joining Tom at Signs2.
Wordless Wednesday Wordless Be There 2day

Continuing with pit stops...

February 2015 - Cairns Australia

According to Wikipedia...
Sheila — Australian slang for "woman", is derived from the Irish girls' name Síle (IPA: [ʃiːlʲə], anglicised Sheila). It is considered to be derogatory and is now rarely used.


  1. I always wonder where "shelia" used that way came from.

  2. Thanks for the info I wondered why it was rarely used these days now I know heheh!
    Have an infotastic week :-)

  3. Interesting to know the origin of a word. Probably best not to name a character Sheila, then, if one has any hopes of an Australian market.

    1. Although there are Australian shows, movies, books with characters called Sheila. It doesn't have to be a derogatory term but it could be in certain context.

  4. ...Jackie, you share have an eclectic collection of stuff, thanks for sharing!


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