A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

DOTS

Wed, 2 Mar '22
Big name in little gumdrops
Wed, 8 Dec '21
Pointillism features
Mon, 4 Oct '21
Parts of i's and j's
Wed, 28 Jul '21
Signal that a reply is coming in a messaging app
Sun, 6 Jun '21
Bits of hijinks?