Nick Pharris wrote:
> > >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.
Yep, "sic" is Latin for "thus" (as I mentioned in an earlier post). In effect it means "He did it!" I didn't mean to imply that "sic" literally stands for "spelling in context".
Anyway, while on the topic of feathered dinosaurs, feather imprints have been reported for at at least one _Hesperornis_ specimen. Have these been compared to the Yixian theropods? After all, _Hesperornis_ did not use its feathers for flight, and it would be interesting to compare its feathers with the "integumentary structures" of the flightless theropods (e.g. _Microraptor_, _Sinornithosaurus_ etc)..