[sick] indicates that the preceding word is definitely not intended to be accepted as it is written. [sick] indicates that the author is in disagreement with the wording that is in common usage. Thus, Religious Right [sick] indicates that these bigoted Fistians are not correct in their moralistic anti-liberal prohibitions. Intelligent [sick] design indicates that there is nothing intelligent about this pseudo-intellectual creationist concoction.

The more commonly encountered [sic], from the Latin for "thus", is formally used to indicate that the preceding is intended to be read as it is written.

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