# Thread: Autological and Heterological

1. ## 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?

2. Originally Posted by moocav
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

3. Originally Posted by jvignacio
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?