A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TSETSE

Tue, 15 Mar '22
Tropical African fly
Sun, 13 Mar '22
Fly around Africa
Fri, 28 Jan '22
Literally, "fly," in Setswana
Thu, 13 Jan '22
Kind of fly
Sat, 25 Dec '21
Fly far, far away?