Here's another brand new website that promises to provide you with shorter synonyms for words you enter. Thsrs touts itself as "the shorter thesaurus."
Why would you want shorter synonyms? I asked the same question, and as if anticipating my inquiry, Thsrs has this answer:
Popular new social networking services like Twitter, where users write extremely short messages about whatever’s on their minds, present a challenge: How can you intelligently get across a complex thought in just 140 characters without needing to use ugly abbreviations (e.g. “w/o needing 2 use ugly abbrev’s”)?
If only there were a service that helps with the struggle of rewriting a 146-letter message to fit in a 140 character limit. Well now there is: Thsrs, the thesaurus that only gives you synonyms shorter than the word you’re looking up. Just enter one of the longer words in your message, and Thsrs will suggest shorter words to use instead.
Try out the embedded version below, and bookmark www.thsrs.com so it’s always handy when you need it.
1. Enter a long word.
While I'm not sure how useful this website is, I am intrigued by the incredibly diverse websites that are now appearing.