Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Word Wednesday: Autological


definition: a word that describes itself

as in

Using autological words—for example, English, unhyphenated, and descriptive—is one way to apply rhetoric in your writing, but it is not always an effective way.

Isn't this a great word? I'm not sure it has much practical use, though, beyond making you sound smart to your friends. You can find lists of autological words at Autological Words, Wiktionary, and Wordnik.

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