A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

GHOST

Mon, 3 Oct '22
Stop replying to, as on a 59-Across
Mon, 29 Aug '22
Blinky, Pinky, Inky or Clyde, in Pac-Man
Wed, 18 May '22
Stop texting after a first date, say
Fri, 8 Apr '22
That's the spirit!