A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

Words of five or fewer letters since August 15, 2006

tea

Mon, 4 Dec '06
Tetley product
Sun, 26 Nov '06
___ rose
Sat, 25 Nov '06
With 53-Down, ingredient in some soaps
Sun, 10 Sep '06
Bagged leaves
Fri, 18 Aug '06
Something overthrown shortly before the American Revolution