"The Twitter Thesaurus: Gives You Shorter Synonyms"

Martin Kaminer martin.kaminer at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 22 20:04:19 UTC 2011

May not be dialect per se but sure to have a powerful effect on the language
if it catches on.

"If you are a Twitter addict, or someone who wants to appear less
intelligent than you really are, you may like this site. It is a
“word-shortening thesaurus.” Oh wait; using shorter words makes you look
smarter, right? I don’t know, all I know is that you’ll fit more words into
your tweets, and that’s all that really matters."


The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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