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As noted by @jessica in another answer, the quote on the Wikipedia page was edited to change sholders to shoulders (and much was changed to many). Both of those edits were incorrect; what was there before can be seen in Newton's original letter. The real question is whether [sic], which denotes an error, should appear after sholders. Sholder is a Middle ...


It's an error. Someone revised the page in April 2020 from "standing on the sholders" (Newton's spelling) to "standing on the shoulders", but they left the sic in.


The first [sic] is modern. Rendering his name as "Des Cartes" or "Des-Cartes" was common at the time. The life of Monsieur Des Cartes containing the history of his philosophy and works : as also the most remarkable things that befell him during the whole course of his life / translated from the French by S.R. (1693). The fact that an ...


Actually, the second letter does not get capitalized if it's an ordinary word. It would be H-h-hello. As for the word I, since I is a full word, then it would be I--I, with an em-dash between the Is, not two hyphens. The exception is a proper name. H-H-Henry will not be joining us.

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