Wednesday, March 28, 2007

"set" no longer on top

A recent update from the folks at the Oxford English Dictionary tells us that "set" has suffered a setback: it is no longer the longest entry in the OED. "Make" has taken its place, but "set" could return in a few years when the OED editors get to it in their revisions. (There is an update to the OED every three months; the latest covered the words "Prakrit" to "prim.") Currently, the top five words, in terms of length of entry in OED:
  • make
  • set
  • run
  • take
  • go
(in each case, the verb form of the word)