I’ve noticed the word “twee” hanging around the web a bit in the last few weeks, and was thinking that it’s autological, considering it’s a precious way of saying “tweet,” which is definitely an overly precious way of saying “sweet.”
In the book every self-respecting nerd must eventually read, Hofstadter asks, If an autological word is one that refers to itself, and a heterological one does not, is “heterological” autological or heterological?
Incidentally, I can now claim to have been the first person known to Google to publically state that the word “Twee” is autological.
Update: That other page in the search results that lists autological words gives credit. :)