Asterisk - asterix
From Hull AWE
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.