A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

Words of five or fewer letters since August 15, 2006

scam

Wed, 6 Dec '06
Ripoff
Tue, 31 Oct '06
Shell game
Sun, 1 Oct '06
Offer that seems too good to be true, probably
Tue, 26 Sep '06
Shell game, e.g.