A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ITEMS

Sun, 28 Aug '22
Agenda topics
Mon, 6 Jun '22
Trinkets, tchotchkes and whatnot
Sun, 27 Mar '22
Things
Thu, 24 Feb '22
Thingamajigs
Fri, 28 Jan '22
Express lane tally
Fri, 15 Oct '21
Cart contents
Sun, 19 Sep '21
Express line count
Tue, 3 Aug '21
"10 ___ or less" (grocery sign)
Sat, 29 May '21
Subjects for gossips