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Written by Nick   
Friday, 14 August 2009
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This is one of those things that shouldn’t bother me but it does. Every time I see an online reference to Asterisk but spelled Asterix I really want to shake that person. It’s not that hard to get the name right. It’s Asterisk just like the * symbol it was named after. There are over 500 references to Asterix  in the forums and other user generated content at asterisk.org.

The support site is asterisk.org – why would they name of the product be any different! It’s Asterisk just like the forum you are posting your stupid question in! The only reason I can figure out why people refer to Asterisk as Asterix is that they must think it was named after the French cartoon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asterix

Maybe these people are really young and think it’s cool to spell it this way. It’s not cool – it just makes you look dumb – and most likely nobody is going to answer your question if you can’t even get the name right!

 

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