asterick vs asterisk : Common Errors in English

About asterick vs asterisk

Some people not only spell this word without its second S, they say it that way too. It comes from Greek asteriskos: “little star.” Tisk, tisk, remember the “-isk”; “asterick” is icky.In countries where the Asterix comics are popular, that spelling gets wrongly used for “asterisk” as well.

asterisk Meaning(s)

  • (n) a star-shaped character * used in printing
  • (v) mark with an asterisk

asterisk in News

  1. U.S. Open Notes: First round a success for Donald so far

    As afternoon turned into evening Thursday at Merion Golf Club, Luke Donald capitalized on the rain-softened conditions to find himself on the top of the leader board - with an asterisk - in the first round of the U.S. Open.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. U.S. Open Leaderboard: Updated first-round scores

    The asterisk(*) identifies a player who started on the back nine.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Sports Illustrated

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