A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Tue, 5 Apr '22
Company with a "spokesduck"
Fri, 17 Dec '21
It has a duck float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Mon, 13 Dec '21
Fortune 500 company whose name rhymes, appropriately, with "quack"
Sun, 20 Jun '21
Georgia-based insurance giant
Thu, 3 Jun '21
Company advertised by a quack?