What does sic mean? View the definition of sic and all related slang terms containing sic below:
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Usage of SIC
The abbreviation SIC is used to indicate that a word or phrase in a quoted text appears exactly as it does in the original source, even if it may seem unusual or incorrect. It is typically used instead of correcting the mistake or inserting a clarifying note, in order to preserve the integrity of the original source material.
Example of SIC used in texting:
1. Text message from friend: "I saw this really funny meme about weather 'fenomenon' today!" My response: "Haha that's great - 'fenomenon' SIC?"
2. Text message from mom: "Just read a news article about how bananas are going extinct. Can you believe it?" My response: "Yes, I heard about that too. 'Extinct' SIC? Or just becoming rare?"
3. Text message from coworker: "In my opinion, the best way to make coffee is to use a expresso machine." My response: "I see. 'Expresso' SIC? Or do you prefer that spelling?"