Arika Okrent, in The Week, playfully muses at the conclusion of her autological-word list words :
The opposite of autological is heterological. A heterological word, like yellow or square, does not describe itself. So does "heterological" describe itself? If yes, then by definition it's autological, so then it doesn't describe itself. But if no, then "heterological" is heterological, therefore it actually does describe itself, which means it's autological . . .
You can read her autological list of seventeen words here: http://theweek.com/author/arika-okrent.
The Mail reports that the size of a word or the thing it represents may determine how quickly we understand what a word means. Based on a report from the open-source journal PLOS One, The Mail reports that size does matter; we understand bigger words more quickly. You can read more about words and size here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2438553/Size-DOES-matter-comes-brain-Words-sound-bigger-processed-faster-sound-smaller.html.
With all this talk about autological words and word size, some of us might be wondering if size matters in an autological word.