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- verb Present participle of
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Isn't English a wonderful language when we can just make up perfectly understandable and acceptable verbs like "asterisking" and "google"?
Unless we want to start "asterisking" the Bill of Rights and The Constitution.
Someone may already have made this point, but … While asterisking the list is a dumb idea, a “structural advantage for hitters” is not the same thing as a “high-risk, high-reward strategy for hitting lots of home runs.”
Though asterisking the entrant due to not being pork, we unilaterally liked the flavor of the Ma Peche chicken banh mi, which rated second in the * pork* category, second only to Baoguette.
Baseball seemingly had morphed into a 'steroid era' where a steroid-using Canseco openly called for the use of PEDs to enhance the game, and where experts questioned if baseball's most venerated records needed asterisking.
See also the many Language Log postings on automated asterisking.)