A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

Words of five or fewer letters since August 15, 2006

owe

Sun, 24 Dec '06
Be in a hole
Mon, 11 Dec '06
Have bills
Sun, 19 Nov '06
Have bills to pay
Sun, 12 Nov '06
Show a deficit
Sat, 28 Oct '06
Have to return
Sat, 7 Oct '06
Be short
Sun, 20 Aug '06
Fall behind