A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LOL

Sun, 14 Nov '21
Response to a texted joke
Mon, 8 Nov '21
"u r so funny!"
Sun, 31 Oct '21
Equivalent of the Face With Tears of Joy emoji
Tue, 15 Jun '21
Online chuckle
Fri, 19 Feb '21
Modern lead-in to speak
Sun, 7 Feb '21
"Ha-ha!"
Sun, 31 Jan '21
Crack up, in textspeak