A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ASAP

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!"