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06-12-2006, 18:50   #1
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I know it's latin for something and is used when the writer isn't there to sign, but what does it stand for??! Remind me!
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06-12-2006, 18:52   #2
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per procurationem (by proxy)
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06-12-2006, 18:53   #3
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"per pro" = 'for and on behalf of'
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06-12-2006, 18:54   #4
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Thanks! I've been doing it all day at work, and suddenly thought i have no idea what it means - just a vague recollection from school of it being latin!
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06-12-2006, 18:59   #5
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What does '(sic)' mean?
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06-12-2006, 19:05   #6
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What does '(sic)' mean?
Its used to indicate that a quoted word or phrase containing an incorrect spelling or error has been written intentionally to quote the original and is not a mistake.

Means "thus" or "so".

http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexper...ge/sic?view=uk
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06-12-2006, 19:06   #7
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Its used to indicate that a quoted word or phrase containing an incorrect spelling or error has been written intentionally to quote the original.

Means "thus" or "so".

thanks...
Do you know what sic is an abreviation of ? I assume it's latin...
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06-12-2006, 19:06   #8
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What does '(sic)' mean?
"sic" is used to indicate that a quoted passage, especially one containing an error or unconventional spelling, has been retained in its original form or written intentionally.
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06-12-2006, 19:09   #9
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Do you know what sic is an abreviation of ? I assume it's latin...
Latin for 'thus' I think. Not an abbreviation..?
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06-12-2006, 19:12   #10
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Latin for 'thus' I think. Not an abbreviation..?
I see, got you. Thanks.
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06-12-2006, 21:35   #11
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Latin for 'thus' I think. Not an abbreviation..?
That's quite correct, Meaks,

The man who assassinated U S President Lincoln (john Wilkes Booth) quoted a latin phrase, as he shot him,
"sic semper tyrannum", "thus, always, to tyrants"
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sic transit gloria mundi - gloria mundi doesn't travel well in vans

apologies for spelling
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07-12-2006, 12:34   #13
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I know what 'sick' is.

It stems form the Latin "Kebabus et Vomitas"
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07-12-2006, 12:40   #14
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I know what 'sick' is.

It stems form the Latin "Kebabus et Vomitas"
I thought "kebabus" was of greek origin and not latin
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