Tuesday, July 29, 2008
“A short saying often contains much wisdom.” Sophocles
Everyday more and more people are using shorter and shorter forms of communication like text messaging or the service Twitter to get their messages out. The problem with this form is that you have limited space. You get a certain number of characters or letters you can use. Usually you would use a thesaurus to find synonyms to fit your writing but instead you can use the service Thsrs to find a word that best fits the limited spacing of the message. As an example I typed in the word confused in the search box and hit enter. It then displayed synonyms but only words shorter than the searched for word. I got back words like baffled, bemused, lost, mazed, at sea and many others. If you find you are not at a loss for words but at a loss for smaller words then give this one a try.