(Qic) question for ya...What does it mean when they put one of these (sic) in a story? I'm sure I could probably look it up in my local dictionary, but it's more fun asking the experts at your disposal.
-- A Curious Reader, Escondido
I've got plenty of disposable experts, and they agree that sic is Latin for "thus." Consider a quote..."Testifying before Congress today, an agitated Matthew Alice pounded the table and declared, 'We don't need no [sic] stinkin' badgers!' " Sic means, "The bonehead I'm quoting made that mistake, not I, the educated, vigilant writer."