2006-03-10 : Things that freely and readily get on my wick #4052

Asterisk: A star-shaped character used in printing, used chiefly to indicate an omission, a reference to a footnote, or an unattested word, sound, or affix. [Middle English, from Late Latin asteriscus, from Greek asteriskos].

Asterix: Short-statured, violent, fictional Ancient Frenchman.

THEY'RE NOT THE SAME BLOODY THING!