Asterisk - asterix

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Do not confuse asterisk and asterix.
  • Asterisk is an English word denoting the punctuation mark *.
  • Asterix (properly Astérix) is a pun on the equivalent French word astérisque, denoting the same punctuation mark; Asterix himself is a character in a series of comic books originally written in that language, and translated into many others - including English.