A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

Words of five or fewer letters since August 15, 2006

are

Thu, 7 Dec '06
Occupy a position
Wed, 18 Oct '06
"Chances ___"
Sun, 15 Oct '06
Don't just seem
Fri, 25 Aug '06
Son : Spanish :: ___ : English
Mon, 21 Aug '06
"___ you nuts?"