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ohnhai
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Message 1 of 20 (259540)
11-14-2005 6:19 AM


Baring my ignorance here.

What is sic (sic) ?


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Dr Jack
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Message 2 of 20 (259545)
11-14-2005 6:42 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by ohnhai
11-14-2005 6:19 AM


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sic

I was told (wrongly) it means 'spelling is correct', it is used to indicate that where you have quoted someone you have done so correctly even though what they have written is arse.


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Funkaloyd
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Message 3 of 20 (259548)
11-14-2005 6:50 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by ohnhai
11-14-2005 6:19 AM


Re: Ingnorance [sic] bay [sic] be bliss but I dont [sic] want it
It's great that you asked; I'm normally too embarrassed to ask people to explain terms which I'm not familiar with, and have ended up totally not understanding whole conversations because of a single word.

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Parasomnium
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Message 4 of 20 (259550)
11-14-2005 6:58 AM


Look it up!
I don't understand this. You are sitting behind a computer that's hooked-up to the internet, the greatest repository of knowledge mankind has ever had in its entire history.

Why can't you simply look things up?


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ohnhai
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Message 5 of 20 (259552)
11-14-2005 7:03 AM
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11-14-2005 6:58 AM


Re: Look it up!
Because that only enlightens me. I didn’t know. I’m sure there are others lurking who didn’t want to ask (and also didn’t think to Google it ( so shoot me)) So I asked and got a reply ( in the coffee house too) and now all those here that didn’t know do and knowledge is spread.
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Annafan
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Message 6 of 20 (259554)
11-14-2005 7:06 AM
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11-14-2005 6:58 AM


Re: Look it up!
I don't understand this. You are sitting behind a computer that's hooked-up to the internet, the greatest repository of knowledge mankind has ever had in its entire history.

Why can't you simply look things up?

But you're doing it yourself! :laugh:

You could have gone here instead:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/why_people_dont_lookup_things

The main reasons why people don't look up some things on the Internet are:

- they are Internet-newbies
- they are too dumb
- they are too lazy
- they have no time
- they want to appear dumb or lazy or in shortage of time
- they are desperately looking for social contact


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ohnhai
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Message 7 of 20 (259555)
11-14-2005 7:12 AM
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11-14-2005 7:06 AM


Re: Look it up!
Or they simply don’t think to when they are in an online community of people they respect who use the phrase in question frequently….

so I it could be argued I DID use the internet to get the answer.


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Parasomnium
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Message 8 of 20 (259556)
11-14-2005 7:23 AM
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11-14-2005 7:06 AM


Re: Look it up!
Annafan writes:

But you're doing it yourself!

Well, I guess I had no time then. (I refuse to admit that any of the other reasons apply.)

P.S. And because I am not lazy, I clicked on your link. You are wicked, Annafan.

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Parasomnium
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Message 9 of 20 (259557)
11-14-2005 7:24 AM
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11-14-2005 7:12 AM


Re: Look it up!
ohnhai writes:

so I it could be argued I DID use the internet to get the answer.

Very clever, ohnhai.


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RAZD
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Message 10 of 20 (259559)
11-14-2005 7:31 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by ohnhai
11-14-2005 6:19 AM


What is sic (sic) ?

It's the mark of a pendantic person with little else to say.

curious which post here got you asking that (bet I know who)

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we are limited in our ability to understand
by our ability to understand

RebelAAmerican.Zen[Deist
... to learn ... to think ... to live ... to laugh ...
to share.


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Parasomnium
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Message 11 of 20 (259561)
11-14-2005 7:36 AM
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11-14-2005 7:31 AM


It would indeed be "wonderful to hear" who it was.
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ohnhai
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Message 12 of 20 (259562)
11-14-2005 7:47 AM
Reply to: Message 11 by Parasomnium
11-14-2005 7:36 AM


seriously I'm not getting into that.

All I willsay is Ive seen it frequently in the last few weeks and had to ask.


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RAZD
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Message 13 of 20 (259762)
11-14-2005 11:15 PM
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11-14-2005 7:36 AM


one could do a search on "(sic)" and skip over the results that lead to this topic ... or try wikipedia?

but I know one sad old man that uses it profusely ...


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by our ability to understand

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mikehager
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Message 14 of 20 (259764)
11-14-2005 11:22 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by ohnhai
11-14-2005 6:19 AM


sic
Way back when in Latin class I was told that it is short for a phrase (the entirety of which escapes me) which is translated as "Thus in the original".

Much like the notation "i.e" represents "id est" meaning "that is".

Both of the above are dependent on my memory be accurate, which is chancy at best.


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jar
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Message 15 of 20 (259769)
11-14-2005 11:35 PM
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11-14-2005 6:19 AM


from wiki

sic


Aslan is not a Tame Lion
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