Wait...that's a hieroglyphic, right?

But, Otter, why for how come you show us a hieroglyphic?

Shall I explain? (wouldn't be much of an oddities post if I didn't, would it, eh?)

That particular hieroglyphic is the Egyptian god, Set. Set was the god of.....who gives a damn. The ancient Egyptians had gods for everything. Including poop. (Kephri, if you were wondering....)

Any-hoo, Set is the one I was talking about.

But, I don't care about Set as an Egyptian god. Seriously, I don't care.

And why, you may ask, don't you care about Set, the Egyptian god? Well, to be honest, it's because I care about Set, the word, more that Set, the god.


Wait, what, why?

Well, let's look at it.....what does the word 'set' mean? Think about it. Seriously. What does it mean?

Have you thought about it? I mean, really thought about it? About all the different meanings for the word set?


Because, set is one of those special words. It's one of those words that doesn't mean just one thing. Nor does it mean two. Or even three. No, set doesn't have four or five meanings.

No. Set is one of the words in the english language with a lot meanings. Can you think of them all? Sh'yeah...I doubt it.

And, no. I'm not listing all the different definitions of the word set.


Well, maybe it's because the word set has 424 definitions.

That's not a typo. Set has 424 different definitions in the english language.


Yeah. 424. And, no. I will not now, nor will I ever supply you with all of them. Why? Because I'm lazy! Seriously. I can't be bothered to list all of the definitions for you. If you really need to know, look them up yourself, Mr. or Mrs. Lazy Pants.


***EDIT*** Fine.....here! But only because I've sobered up and not preparing to fall asleep.

Now, I know what you're thinking. How in the heck can a word have so many definitions?

Don't ask me! I'm not a linguist. But I will tell you this:

If you think set, with 424 different definitions is impressive, you haven't considered the word run. It has 654 different meanings. So far.


Yes, I said so far. That's because, just because a word exists now, it doesn't mean we can't apply a new meaning to it when ever we feel like it.

Now, I don't think we'll ever exceed the number of definitions run or set have, but what do I know? I'm, just an otter who tells you about odd things.

*Authors Note*

Made Up Mondays will be starting next week. Or, will they? Maybe I made up the start date?