#1
what does Sic mean? Slipknot's maggots tell eachother to stay "Sic" and stuff all the time but I have no clue what it means. Is it just people mispelling "Sick" to be cool?
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#4
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#5
Apparently:
Sic is a Latin word meaning "thus", "so", "as such", or "just as that". In writing, it is placed within square brackets and usually italicized – [sic] – to indicate that an incorrect or unusual spelling, phrase, punctuation, and/or other preceding quoted material has been reproduced verbatim from the quoted original and is not a transcription error.

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#6
yeah you use it when quoting something that contains spelling/grammar errors so the reader knows that it's verbatim from someone else and not an error on your part.
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#7
i thought it was because its a name of one of their songs and they like to use it as a word but meh.
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#8
yeah I'm not sure of what slipknot was trying to do there, I'd just chalk it up to poetic license and not worry about it.
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i thought it was because its a name of one of their songs and they like to use it as a word but meh.


The song is "(sic)" as in "said in context." Then it became "sic" as in "sick."
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#10
oh and it's a latin word not an acronym, or else it would be capitalized, and it never is.

the word sic means "as it is" btw, for example sic semper tryrannis means as it is always with tyrants.
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#11
Slipknot are a terrible, terrible band.

But I think they use it in the context of the colloquial 'Sick', as in cool.
#12
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The song is "(sic)" as in "said in context." Then it became "sic" as in "sick."


i shouldve know that, seems live A level English isnt that useful after all
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#13
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Oh I'm sorry, I'm stupid for knowing how acronyms are properly stylized in the English language. and I guess I'm stupid for knowing a bit of latin as well.

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Oh I'm sorry, I'm stupid for knowing how acronyms are properly stylized in the English language. and I guess I'm stupid for knowing a bit of latin as well.

You sir PHAIL.


Yeah, no shit, I was wrong. That couldn't POSSIBLY be why I realized my mistake and deleted it. And you got it wrong, too, you fucking Latin expert.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(sic)
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Yeah, no shit, I was wrong. That couldn't POSSIBLY be why I realized my mistake and deleted it. And you got it wrong, too, you fucking Latin expert.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(sic)


how exactly did I get it wrong? They offer a slightly different translation as it can be translated several different ways depending on the context in which it is used, that happens a lot in Latin (and several other languages for that matter)

http://www.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/lookup.pl?stem=sic&ending=

sic [so , thus, in this way; like this, as follows; in that case, with this limitation]; leading up to consecutive clause, [so much, to such a degree

Both of those can also be worded "as it is"
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