Date: Wed, 15 Nov 1995 16:06:55 -0500 From: Tom Beckner Subject: Re: Tomboy & Sissy Re: prison slang, in southern prisons, at least, "sissy" has a definite homosexual connotation, and always with reference to that person the user claimed was the "a passive participant." I have not found the term "tomboy" with the same rconnotation. However, "boy" can also have a homosexual connotation, again in a perjorative sense connected with ownership of the partner, e.g. "my boy." W. Thomas Beckner Taylor University-Ft. Wayne