A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ASAP

Wed, 24 Apr '24
Lickety-split
Thu, 18 Apr '24
"Yesterday!"
Wed, 17 Apr '24
"Pronto!"
Thu, 28 Mar '24
Urgent letters
Mon, 18 Mar '24
On the double
Sun, 18 Feb '24
At the earliest chance
Tue, 13 Feb '24
Rush job letters
Mon, 22 Jan '24
"Make it snappy!"
Mon, 15 Jan '24
"… and make it snappy!"
Thu, 4 Jan '24
"Quickly!"
Sun, 10 Dec '23
"Pronto!"
Tue, 5 Dec '23
"Stat!"
Mon, 13 Nov '23
"Right away!"
Mon, 16 Oct '23
"Immediately!," on an order
Sun, 8 Oct '23
Urgently
Mon, 28 Aug '23
"Hop to it!"
Mon, 14 Aug '23
"Right away!"
Wed, 14 Jun '23
[Not much time to lose!]
Tue, 4 Apr '23
"Fast!," in a memo
Wed, 25 Jan '23
Lickety-split
Sat, 21 Jan '23
Memo letters
Thu, 12 Jan '23
Pronto
Thu, 3 Nov '22
"Go, go, go!"
Thu, 11 Aug '22
"Do not delay!"
Fri, 5 Aug '22
___ Mob, hip-hop collective from N.Y.C.
Sat, 28 May '22
Order with four periods
Mon, 23 May '22
Right away
Sun, 8 May '22
Rush order
Sat, 30 Apr '22
"Step on it!"
Wed, 13 Apr '22
"Rush!"
Thu, 17 Mar '22
Requested pickup time on many online orders
Wed, 26 Jan '22
"Stat!"
Thu, 13 Jan '22
Urgent order
Wed, 29 Dec '21
Acronym of urgency
Tue, 23 Nov '21
"Get on it!"
Thu, 4 Nov '21
"Right away!"
Wed, 25 Aug '21
"Stat!"
Tue, 29 Jun '21
"Like ... now!"
Tue, 23 Feb '21
"Stat!"
Fri, 5 Feb '21
Inits. one might hear at the office
Tue, 26 Jan '21
Letters of urgency
Wed, 20 Jan '21
"Hurry!"