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Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by Death Rabbit, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. Death Rabbit

    Death Rabbit Straight, no chaser Adored Veteran Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Call me daft monkey, but - what the hell does [sic] mean? I see it used all the time, especially online when someone is quoting another person. But all throughout highschool and college I never saw it used even once, and now every time I see it it makes my brain itch. The only thing I can think of is that it stands for "said in context," thus forgiving the quoter for the language mangling of the quotee. But otherwise I have no idea.

    Please help me be less dumb. Hopefully :hmm: + :book: = :idea:
     
  2. Felinoid

    Felinoid Who did the what now? ★ SPS Account Holder

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    Yes in Latin. You write sic in brackets when you want to make it clear you aren't making a mistake or you are quoting right.
     
  4. Kitrax

    Kitrax Pantaloons are supposed to go where!?!?

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    And there you have it. :thumb:

    [EDIT] Damn! Fel's edit and Chev beat me to it! :bang: [/EDIT] :rolling:
     
  5. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    The use of [sic] is often a smarmy way of saying "Look, look, I spotted a mistake that someone made. I'm so clever and they are not". One should be very careful that you only use it extreme circumstances.
     
  6. Barmy Army

    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    It's just when someone else made a spelling mistake, and you're quoting it directly but making it clear it's not your spelling error... basically.

    Idiots who think they are smater than everyone else use it. Pompous twats.
     
  7. Splunge

    Splunge Bhaal’s financial advisor Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    [​IMG]
    :p
     
  8. Death Rabbit

    Death Rabbit Straight, no chaser Adored Veteran Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Cool - so I was pretty much right then. Thanks everyone.

    Yay, for me am smartest.
     
  9. Aldeth the Foppish Idiot

    Aldeth the Foppish Idiot Armed with My Mallet O' Thinking Veteran

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    @ Splunge - Stop it! I'm at work and you're going to get me in trouble for laughing!
     
  10. Barmy Army

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    Splunge- git :p .

    Aldeth- do some bloody work then! How come laughing isn't allowed? Where do you work, a funeral parlour?
     
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