September 25, 2008

Thsrs., The Shorter Thesaurus. Why perambulate when you can walk? Why walk when you can go? Why be succinct when you can be terse? Why be terse when you can be curt?

Did you ever have to fit too much text into a small space while Twittering or filling out a form? Thsrs. is a tool that gives you shorter synonyms for the word you want to use, so you don't have to resort to abbreviations or Newspeak.

  • Also, you could just use a regular thesaurus and choose from the words that are shorter. This is sort of like having different stores for groceries, furniture, school supplies, clothing, ceiling fans, and mufflers when you could have Wal-mart. Wal-mart, bitches! Thsrs. is simply the anti-Wal-mart.
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  •, where this thing originates is a particular favorite of mine -- a low-volume source of often very high-quality ideas.
  • What the hey? I put in the word *dominatrix* but when *woman* came back as the ONLY short form for that word I felt bemused and somehow abused...