Superpower vs Indie

I’ve just read that Tesco are planning to open yet another store in Cambridge, now I’ve never usually been bothered about the whole Tesco thing like alot of people but now, I’m bovvered [sic].

….off topic moment — what the hell does sic mean? I see it in papers, magazines and books but I don’t understand what it means and so my use of it maybe incorrect and out of context…..back to topic….

Tesco have decided to open another store in Cambridge, which happens to be on a road (East Road) which connects to another road (Mill Road) where there was huge uproar about a tesco being built.

The reason this annoys me so much is that this store will be the 15th Tesco in Cambridge, all very closely located to each other.

A Primark store opened today in Cambridge and this is going to bring huge amounts of custom into this area and guess what this area is…East Road, the place Tesco have planned to infect and benefit from.

You could say that this is great business sense, and perhaps in a way it is but it is also allowing for Tesco to become more and more Monopolous (

I wonder if people will protest about this store?

0 thoughts on “Superpower vs Indie

  • 19th May 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I know it’s been a while since this post, but I thought I’d respond to your question (even though I have no idea what Tesco is, living in Australia).

    ‘sic’ (a derivation of Latin meaning ‘so’ or ‘as such’) is used to indicate the word/phrase/sentence is correctly quoted, especially in such cases as archaic spelling or unusual phrasing. It can also indicate a logical fallacy where there are no obvious errors. The Latin word ‘recte’ (meaning ‘rightly’) can be used to provide the correct word, conventionally inside the brackets after ‘sic’.

    In the first case:
    “The House of Representatives shall chuse [sic] their Speaker…” (U.S. Constitution)
    In the second case:
    “An Iraqi battalion has consumed [sic, recte assumed] control of the former American military base, and our forces are now about 40 minutes outside the city.” (George W. Bush)

    It’s often used or interpreted as mockery, so it has fallen out of favour in the age of Political Correctness.


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