Correct spelling


Correct spelling, explanation: the problem with the spelling comes from pronunciation differences existing. While asterisk is usually pronounced as [as-tuh-risk], sometimes [s] and [k] switch places in pronunciation resulting in [as-tuh-riks]. This is why sometimes we can see a misspelling asterick – as if it was the singular form of non-existing asteriks which was created by pronunciation. However, in writing, it is always asterisk that is correct.

Definition of asterisk:
noun, a symbol (*) used in writing and printing
If you want to add extra information, write an asterisk at the end and elaborate at the bottom of the page.

Incorrect spelling


Incorrect spelling, explanation: this is an incorrect form, which comes from one of two ways of pronunciation of asterisk: [as-tuh-risk] and [as-tuh-riks]. The second option may mislead to thinking, that [as-tuh-riks] is a plural form (ending with s) and therefore that the singular form is asterick. This is a mistake though. The correct spelling is asterisk, it is sometimes pronounced in two different ways.

Incorrect spelling


Incorrect spelling