Sic vs Sim - What's the difference?
As a conjunction sic
is like, as.
As a pronoun sim is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) .
thus; thus written
The word sic may be used in brackets to show that an uncommon or archaic]] usage is reported faithfully: for instance, quoting the [[:w:United States Constitution, U.S. Constitution:
: The House of Representatives shall chuse [sic ] their Speaker ...
It may also be used to highlight a perceived error, sometimes for the purpose of ridicule, as in this example from :
: Warehouse has been around for 30 years and has 263 stores, suggesting a large fan base. The chain sums up its appeal thus: "styley [sic], confident, sexy, glamorous, edgy, clean and individual, with it's [sic] finger on the fashion pulse."
Since it is not an abbreviation, it does not require a following period.
* shurely shome mishtake (A jocular alternative to sic.)
To mark with a bracketed sic.
["sic, adv. (and n.)" Oxford English Dictionary , Second Edition 1989. Oxford University Press.]
- E. Belfort Bax wrote "... the modern reviewer's taste is not really shocked by half the things he sics or otherwise castigates."''
. Commonweal: 7 May 1887. Marxists’ Internet Archive: 14 Jan. 2006 [E. Belfort Bax. '' ]
On Some Forms of Modern Cant
Variant of (seek).
To incite an attack by, especially a dog or dogs.
To set upon; to chase; to attack.
- He sicced his dog on me!
- Sic 'em, Mitzi.
* The sense of "set upon" is most commonly used as an imperative, in a command to an animal.
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