Meta Words

by Per on November 30, 2011

Today I was thinking about some special words. It’s words that are extra true to themselves. I like to call them Meta Words. Here are some examples:

There are also words that don’t really practice what they preach…

These are some of the words I thought about, and had the time to make into little pictures. But there are loads of examples out there… What if we corrected them all into Meta Words. Would it be The Perfect Language?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Michael February 9, 2012 at 10:05 am

Words doesn’t rhyme with themselves. They rhyme with other words… So actually it’s not a meta-word or true to itself. The sentence with rhyme is more of a tautology or a pleonasm. A meta-word (with the -) is defined as: a word describing another word.

I think the definition you’re looking for it autologicals words… Words that describe themselves.

By the way…
tautology is a tautology
a word is a word
oxymoron is an oxymoron
svensk er svensk :o )
abstrakt, esoterisk, bombastic

And maybe the best word in the world in this game…



Per September 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Wow autological words…. Now that’s a word that doesn’t describe itself very well at first glance. Haha love the sesquipedalian!

Thanks for the insight!



Ardi October 12, 2012 at 8:19 pm

John, thanks for the new word, amtoniny . After consulting my handy online dictionary, I see it is the perfect word. My goal is is now to use it at least once today, if for no other reason than to assert my superiority. I love it when logic (even Cthulhuian logic) can be used to expose the idiosyncrasies (or should it be the inanities?) of the English language.


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