A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SIR

Wed, 16 Nov '22
Title for Geraint or Gawain
Sun, 30 Oct '22
"My dear man …"
Wed, 26 Oct '22
Entitled Brit?
Wed, 19 Oct '22
Ben Kingsley or Ian McKellen, e.g.
Thu, 6 Oct '22
Officer's title
Mon, 26 Sep '22
What to call a knight
Wed, 7 Sep '22
"My dear fellow"
Wed, 10 Aug '22
"Dear" one
Mon, 8 Aug '22
Title bestowed on Mick Jagger in 2003 (although the queen refused to present the award herself)
Mon, 11 Jul '22
Knight's title
Tue, 7 Jun '22
Title equivalent to Dame
Tue, 8 Mar '22
Knight's title
Sun, 6 Feb '22
Ian McKellen, e.g.
Sat, 8 Jan '22
"For once maybe someone will call me '___,' without adding, 'You're making a scene'": Homer Simpson
Wed, 27 Oct '21
"___ Duke" (1976 Stevie Wonder hit)
Thu, 26 Aug '21
Dear fellow
Sun, 25 Jul '21
Lord's title
Wed, 9 Jun '21
Courtly title
Sun, 30 May '21
Yes or no follower
Wed, 28 Apr '21
"Aaron Burr, ___" ("Hamilton" song)
Sun, 25 Apr '21
"My dear man"
Thu, 8 Apr '21
Title for the entitled, maybe
Tue, 6 Apr '21
Follower of yes or no
Sun, 31 Jan '21
Elton John or Mick Jagger
Sun, 17 Jan '21
Anthony Hopkins, for one