A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

CAN

Mon, 15 Nov '21
"No ___ do!"
Wed, 6 Oct '21
Pokey
Tue, 31 Aug '21
Pink-slip
Tue, 18 May '21
Soup container
Sun, 21 Feb '21
Food pantry donation
Thu, 11 Feb '21
Let go
Sun, 3 Jan '21
Common food drive donation