A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

Words of five or fewer letters since August 15, 2006

eels

Sun, 24 Dec '06
Often-smoked fish
Mon, 27 Nov '06
Slithery fishes
Sun, 19 Nov '06
Wrigglers
Sat, 21 Oct '06
They may shock you
Sun, 8 Oct '06
Jellied dishes in England
Mon, 11 Sep '06
Congers