sic \SIK\ ~ adverb
DEFINITION: intentionally so written -- used after a printed word or passage to indicate that it exactly reproduces an original.
EXAMPLES: His letter said the people were “very freindly [sic] to me.”
"A subsequent memo … concluded that the 'doctors will submit one invoice which will include the special payments formally [sic] being made to their spouses along with there [sic] normal consulting services fee.'" -- From an article by James B. Stewart in The New York Times, June 25, 2011
DID YOU KNOW? The adverb "sic," usually enclosed in brackets, is a word editors use in the reproduction of someone else's speech or writing to indicate that an unexpected form exactly reproduces the original and is not a copier's mistake. "Sic" comes from Latin, in which it means "so" or "thus." Though it's a useful tool, some usage commentators feel it is bad manners to use a "sic" to needlessly call attention to someone's error or to deride the language of a less-educated person.
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