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a stuh risk

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

  • One was the "magic asterisk," used to bury wishful-thinking revenue assumptions in the footnotes, where it was hoped that nobody would discover them.
  • The recommended procedure is to read each footnote as its asterisk, dagger or double asterisk appears.
  • So ingrained is Asterix in French culture that many French people now mistakenly pronounce the word asterisk ('asterisque') as asterix.
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  • Barry Bonds in New York Daily News
    You cannot give people the freedom, the right to alter history, you can't do it,Bonds said in a transcript of the interview provided by the network. "There's no such thing as an asterisk in baseball."
  • Don Shula in Forbes
    You would hate to have that attached to your accomplishments. They've got it,Shula told the newspaper. "I guess you got the same thing as putting an asterisk by Barry Bonds' home run record. I guess it will be noted that the Patriots were...
  • Christian Fauria in USA Today
    All I know is there better not be an asterisk by any of the Super Bowls I was with them,said Fauria, part of the 2003 and 2004 title teams. "I better call my wife and tell her to put (my rings) in a safe."

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