- For Teachers
What's the difference between these words?
Molly and Sissy
Please explain it for me. Thanks,
I did any mistake? Please correct them. Thank you
I only know the one word context.
Come on, you big sissy
If I've made any mistakes please to correct them =)
If I've made any mistakes please
correct them. to =)
Use a full stop to end a sentence - not =).
I have told you this before. Please don't repeat the same mistakes.
A better title for your thread would have been Molly and Sissy.
I have never heard "Mollly" used as anything other than a girl's (woman's) name in the U.S. Perhaps in other dialects of English is means the same as sissy, but if you called a man "a big molly" I'd have no idea what you mean.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
NOT A TEACHER
(1) In the 1700's in England, there were molly houses. Gay men (they were
not called that in those days) could meet others in such places, which were
usually taverns. Of course, the police (who were not organized as such in those
early days) would regularly raid the houses and arrest the men.
(2) In those days, gay men were sometimes hanged, or they were put in
stocks (boards with holes for their arms and legs). Then people would throw
dead cats and dogs at them, thus sometimes killing the men.
(3) I have read this information in books. Of course, the Web also has much info
about this matter.