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,
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).