Used to be funny generally and break awkward silences by referencing the British TV advert about the posh drink Pimms.
Also used in football as a way of asking team-mates if you should shoot yet. (The answer being "Pimms o' clock!!!" or "not yet")
Occasionaly administers as a chat up line.
The global sigh of relief generated in the comforting realization that the criminal-in-chief has been denied a second term.
The world just realized that it's not just that Biden was elected President that feels so good; it's that the highest office in the land will be occupied by Anyone BUT Trump, the worst fucking President in recorded history.
The asterisk(*) is used as shorthand after 'anyone' or any other indefinite pronoun to clarify that you're speaking ONLY to the persons present on whatever social media platform you're posing the current question, which avoids constantly having to specify "anyone ON HERE" and thus avoiding smart-arse replies.
Q "does anyone think that David Moyes is a great managerial appointment?"
A "I'm sure some people (like his mother and his wife) think he's a genius; I, however, think he's fucking clueless"
If we correctly use the asterisk, we should expect the following, much more concise, response:
Q "does anyone* think that David Moyes is a great managerial appointment?"