Franco   Monday, October 25, 2004, 01:21 GMT
what does it mean when someone writes "(sic)"?
Joanne   Monday, October 25, 2004, 01:40 GMT
a word written in brackets after a word that you have copied to show that you know it has been spelled or used wrongly:

example: The notice outside the cinema said 'Closed on Wedensday' (sic).

From: http://www.freesearch.co.uk/dictionary/sic
Mxsmanic   Monday, October 25, 2004, 03:07 GMT
Sic is Latin for "thus," and that's what it means when used in English. When you see it in parentheses in an English sentence, it means that the text immediately preceding it was written as you see in originally.

For example "he thawt (sic) he was rite (sic)" means that the author is quoting someone else and that the original writer spelled both thought and right incorrectly, and that these errors have been preserved.

Sic is often used to show errors in an original quoted text, to distinguish them from any errors introduced by the person making the quotation.
Xatufan   Wednesday, October 27, 2004, 01:35 GMT
Sic evolved into "Sí" in Spanish and Italian, and into "si" in French (When it's used to answer negative questions)

I am really tired. I wanna (sic) sleep. Sounds stupid!