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Re: Meet Protopteryx: two Yixian maniraptorans in one week!

In a message dated 12/8/00 5:52:18 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com writes:

> >I always thought "sic" stood for "spelling in context", indicating that 
>  >that's how it
>  >appeared in the original text. Maybe I'm wrong.
>  It does.  In fact, that's exactly what it means

A quick clarification:  "spelling in context" is indeed what "sic" is used 
for, but the expression did not *originate* as an acronym.

Nick P.