Sure it can be misunderstood, our chat attests to that.
Besides of that my nick isn't 'Big_Arcane' for no reason
I said "smaller AWG" which means bigger diameter according to the AWG standard.
It's kinda unlogical, but it is as it is.
Look at it like A-grade which is better than C-grade even if A is a lower number in the alphabet.
If you check the table near the end you'll see the metric values have it the other way around.
Bigger number = bigger diameter.
Let's agree, to disagree.