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Re: Sic

Posted by ESC on January 19, 2000

In Reply to: Sic posted by Richard Karstrom on January 19, 2000

: Short question: what is the meaning and origin of "sic"? Is it Latin or does it have any connection to "sick"?

: Thanks in advance,
: Richard

sic (Latin) literally 'seek.' so, thus, as it was, in this way; inserted parenthetically into a text to indicate the occurrence of an anonmaly or misspelling which has not been corrected for the purpose of the quotation. From "Le Mot Juste" (Vintage Books).