sic : Java Glossary


[sic] does not mean sick. When you see [sic] in material I have quoted like this, with the letters [sic] in small grey type, that is a Latin abbreviation for in that place. It means the preceding text is literally the way it was in the original. It was not me who introduced that error. I have left it exactly as is. It normally points to a spelling mistake, strange grammar or odd capitalisation. These marks help prevent me from changing the original text when I do bulk spell checks or proofreading.

However, it is also way of getting a dig at the speaker hinting s/he is an ignoramus and/or slob. I use in most frequently in the section.

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