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What does this mean please? I see it all the time, I have even googled but cannot find a satisfactory explanation :(
 
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It means that a mistake when quoting something is a mistake from the original.

I hope that's a satisfactionary (sic) explanation ;)
 
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If you quote someone who has spelt something incorrectly you can enter (sic) after the mispelt word to let the reader know you did not intentionally mean to miss spell the word. Useful for quoting during reports or dissertations, it means you don't get down graded for appalling spelling! ;)
 
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Freefaller said:
If you quote someone who has spelt something incorrectly you can enter (sic) after the mispelt word to let the reader know you did not intentionally mean to miss spell the word. Useful for quoting during reports or dissertations, it means you don't get down graded for appalling spelling! ;)

I think you mean that you DID rather than DID NOT
 
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VeNT said:
I think you mean that you DID rather than DID NOT

I didn't explain it very well - I suppose it depends on how you interpret the explanation. I guess I could have written that it lets the reader know you did intentionally mean to misspell the word as it was originally misspelt. :)

I'm just wondering what I Big Chris thinks I got wrong spelling wise. :)
 
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