Dragon sighting - Baxil [bakh-HEEL'], n.
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However, you do get bonus points for putting an “an” before the implied pronunciation “asterisk”. I am inclined to be hopeful that this means that you can actually pronounce “asterisk” correctly, which is welcome in this sort of illiterate world.
Oh god. Don't get me started on how many times I've thought of making a fighter/RPG game where you wield typographical characters as weapons, including the ultimate straight (diagonal) sword, the titular SOLIDUS. And then possibly your final boss has the only weapon that is known to be capable of matching the power of the SOLIDUS, even possibly annihilating it—the dreaded REVERSE SOLIDUS.
It also sounds like you'd be the sort of person to do the same thing I did with having professors squint oddly when I write “coöperate” and “reënter” and the like in research papers.
Literate people make me go ❤❤❤.