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The name is Asterisk NOT Asterix! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nick   
Friday, 14 August 2009

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

The support site is – 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

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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