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    Autological and Heterological

    Is "autological" a autological word? Yes & No
    Is "heterological" a heterological word? No

    I looked up on wikipedia and it said autological can be either autological and not autological. I don't understand why it cant be autological... if it's not autological then its a heterological word right?

    Could someone please explain why those two answers are like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by moocav View Post
    Is "autological" a autological word? Yes & No
    Is "heterological" a heterological word? No

    I looked up on wikipedia and it said autological can be either autological and not autological. I don't understand why it cant be autological... if it's not autological then its a heterological word right?

    Could someone please explain why those two answers are like that?
    1. Autological IS a autological work
    2. heterological cant be answered because either way it will state the opposite
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    Quote Originally Posted by jvignacio View Post
    1. Autological IS a autological work
    2. heterological cant be answered because either way it will state the opposite
    I still am unsure.. about heterological.. could you explain it more in detail?
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