50 years of confusion: Asterix and asterisk

by Stephen Tall on October 23, 2009

Many congratulations to the world’s most famous Gaul on reaching his half-century.

So, people, can we please use the occasion to learn – ONCE AND FOR ALL – the difference between Asterix, the cartoon character:

asterix

and asterisk, the typographical symbol or glyph:

asterisk

Because it really isn’t THAT hard.