Saturday, July 31, 2021

Deliberate typo of the week

There is no way this typo in the Telegraph can have been an accident

For those who did not have the opportunity to study latin at school, "sic" which is latin for "thus" has in the past often been inserted after a quote which contains a mistake when whoever is quoting the comment wants to emphasise that the mistake was made in the original quote and is not a transcription error by the person repeating it.

In this usage "sic" is shorthand for "sic erat scriptum," e.g. "thus was it written."

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