A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Tue, 8 Nov '22
"Are you sure about that?"
Thu, 3 Nov '22
"You sure about that?"
Tue, 11 Oct '22
"Really, though?"
Sun, 9 Oct '22
Skeptical reply to "That's true"
Sun, 14 Aug '22
"Oh, really?"
Sun, 10 Apr '22
"That so?"
Sun, 15 Aug '21
"Really, though?"