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    Default Re: What does "SIC" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by agustinab View Post
    ¡Hola, reminder!

    ¿Sabés si este uso es generalizado para los países de habla hispana o si es solo para un país en particular?
    Creo que se emplea solo en los paises de habla hispana.

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    1. adv. U. en impresos y manuscritos españoles, por lo general entre paréntesis, para dar a entender que una palabra o frase empleada en ellos, y que pudiera parecer inexacta, es textual.

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    Default Re: What does "SIC" mean?

    It's widely used in English, too.

    sic (in English)
    adv.
    a word written in brackets after a word that you have copied to show that you know it has been spelled or used wrongly:
    The notice outside the office said: "Closed on Wedensday" (sic)

    Source: Cambridge Dictionary

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    Default Re: What does "SIC" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by reminder View Post
    It's widely used in English, too.

    sic (in English)
    adv.
    a word written in brackets after a word that you have copied to show that you know it has been spelled or used wrongly:
    The notice outside the office said: "Closed on Wedensday" (sic)

    Source: Cambridge Dictionary
    Ya veo, supongo que como es latín aplica para todos los idiomas entonces.
    Gracias por el dato.

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    Default Re: What does "SIC" mean?

    I'm pretty sure you can use it in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian...any language sharing Latin roots

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    Default Re: What does "SIC" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by nabylm View Post
    I'm pretty sure you can use it in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian...any language sharing Latin roots
    But, don't forget Anglo-Saxon languages suffered the influence of Latin and Greek roots as well. Moreover, we "need not" forget French was used in England in the Middle Ages and you can still find remnants even in family crests. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieu_et_mon_droit

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