A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TEENS

Fri, 12 Aug '22
Some frigid temps
Mon, 25 Jul '22
Most high schoolers, agewise
Fri, 3 Jun '22
All 12 Disney princesses, e.g.
Sun, 8 May '22
Many zoomers
Sat, 25 Dec '21
Members of filmdom's Breakfast Club
Sun, 29 Aug '21
Decade after the aughts
Wed, 25 Aug '21
Frigid temps
Sat, 24 Jul '21
Seven-year stretch
Fri, 18 Jun '21
Much of Gen Alpha, now
Thu, 14 Jan '21
Years before 2020, informally
Wed, 30 Dec '20
A lot of TikTok's audience