We here at the Institute for Twanzphobic Studies (ITS) have put our best scientificy people onto the task of cracking the asterisk. Using the latest Extra Scientificy Speshul Equipment (ESSE™), we can at last reveal the results of our findings.
Of course! It all makes sense now! It’s not really an asterisk, it’s a snowflake, to indicate the speshulness of speshul snowflake jenduh! Because jenduh is soooo speshul, it over-rides all reality and common sense, for example, ignoring the fact that the dirty great honking tranny looks like a dude.
Our linguistic team at the Institute for Twanzphobic Studies have also been hard at work, and have determined the proper shortform for the trans snowflake: trans*flake.
But wait! There’s moar!
Our team at the Institute for Twanzphobic Studies also discovered something lacking in the twanzjenduh flag.
Much better! The pink speshul snowflake motif dominates the design, because all proper laydees like pink!