Asterisk - Wikipedia

The asterisk evolved in shape over time, but its meaning as a symbol used to correct defects remained. In the Middle Ages, the asterisk was used to emphasize a particular part of text, often linking those parts of the text to a marginal comment. However, an asterisk was not always used.See also: U+2042 ⁂ ASTERISM (HTML ⁂)…

Urban Dictionary: asterisk

Symbol used online for 3 things usually. 1. Bolding or emphasizing a word where font types are unavailable. 2. A way of setting off a word that gives what you're writing a "tone" without actually leading the reader to believe that you're saying the word. 3. Making a correction to a previous mistake.…

Kurt Vonnegut's "Asterisk" • Contrariwise: Literary Tattoos

Dec 30, 2008 · If yes, it’s relatively easy to explain. If no, I just say it’s an asterisk and leave it at that. I’m often asked if it’s a botched attempt at the Red Hot Chile Peppers logo. So it goes. Based on Kurt Vonnegut’s infamous asshole doodle, first appearing in Breakfast of Champions. There is an entire blog dedicated to this doodle: here.…