Guess what? Apparently size does matter, researchers have found – at least when it comes to how fast words are recognised and processed. They are not talking about the actual size of a word, but the size in the meaning of the word.
Astonishingly, words like ‘ocean, cathedral, elephant’ are processed faster by the brain than words like ‘ant, cup, pin…’
I am surprised they didn’t try to find out how long it would take to comprehend ‘by, so, forth, while…’???
It might have taken them too long to get the answer to that one.