A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SEEME

Sun, 2 Oct '22
Curt summons
Fri, 25 Mar '22
Dreaded words from a teacher
Fri, 17 Dec '21
Directive to talk
Mon, 29 Nov '21
Ominous note from a boss
Mon, 9 Aug '21
Worrisome directive from a boss
Mon, 4 Jan '21
Teacher's note accompanying a bad grade, maybe