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    "Research scientists and technicians at General Nutrition Labs, ... went to work to harness all of the vegetables and combined all of them into a natural, easy to take potent tablet. The result is Health Greens (sic) , a new potent breakthrough in nutrition ..."

    What does "sic" mean here?

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    Default Re: sic?

    'sic' is used to indicate that a mistake was made in the original quote, but is being reproduced without correction.

    See: http://www.answers.com/sic&r=67

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    Default Re: sic?

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    Not necessarily a mistake, but usually a word or phrase that the quoter considers a mistake or that the reader might consider one.

    Sic: intentionally so written -- used after a printed word or passage to indicate that it is intended exactly as printed or to indicate that it exactly reproduces an original
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