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    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

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    Default Re: What's the difference between these words?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulys View Post
    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
    They both appear to be feminine names. What's the context?
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 04-Jul-2011 at 17:50.

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    Default Re: What's the difference between these words?

    I only know the one word context.
    Sissy.
    Come on, you big sissy

    If I've made any mistakes please to correct them =)

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    Default Re: What's the difference between these words?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulys View Post
    I only know the one word context.
    Sissy.
    Come on, you big sissy

    If I've made any mistakes please to correct them =)
    As bhaisahab said, they're both feminine names. In the context you provided, sissy has other meanings. Have you tried to look it up? I suggest OneLook Dictionary Search.

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    Default Re: What's the difference between these words?

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    As bhaisahab said, they're both feminine names. In the context you provided, sissy has other meanings. Have you tried to look it up? I suggest OneLook Dictionary Search.
    Yes sir, I tried to look up ti dictionary they have very similar meaning.

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    Default Re: What's the difference between these words?

    If I've made any mistakes please to correct them. =)

    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.

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    Default Re: What's the difference between these words?

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Perhaps in other dialects of English is means the same as sissy [...]
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    My Collins English Dictionary states that:
    molly
    n, pl -lies Irish informal
    an effeminate, weak, or cowardly boy or man

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    Default Re: What's the difference between these words?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulys View Post
    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

    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.

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