In case you all were wondering what the big-eared hieroglyph that Obama joked about today, saying that it looked like him means…
It is pronounced like the word “hair” and is commonly spelled “her” by Egyptologists. The hieroglyph was spotted by President Obama in the ancient tomb of Qar when he quipped, “that looks like me!”
The hieroglyph oftenÂ meansÂ â€œbecause,” orÂ “on account of.â€ It’s a standard sign, and even though it has been reported that the icon represented the priest/scholar/judge once buried within, it wasn’t intended to be the likeness of Qar himself.
UPDATE: I got a bunch of requests via facebook to show how Barach Obama’s name would appear in hieroglyphs…so just for fun, I looked it up. The cartouche below is read from right to left. The bowl over the striped towl looking symbol is an informal hieroglyphic combination that means roughly, “Leader of the Land.” The rest of the symbols represent the individual letters of Barack Obama’s name, with ck being represented by a single symbol (the circle with lines running through it).