The original term "sic" is not an acronym, it is a Latin abbreviation. The word sic is sometimes erroneously thought to be an acronym from any of a vast number of phrases such as "spelling is correct", "same in copy", "spelled incorrectly", "said in context", or "sans intention comique" (French: without comic intent). These backronyms are all false etymologies. NetLingo continues to keep "SIC" on our acronym list because it is also used as an acronym nowadays.
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