A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SOS

Tue, 26 Oct '21
Castaway's "Help!"
Wed, 1 Sep '21
Message often written in large letters
Mon, 23 Aug '21
"Help!"
Tue, 10 Aug '21
[Send assistance!]
Thu, 1 Jul '21
Rihanna's first #1 single
Mon, 17 May '21
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Mon, 25 Jan '21
Emergency call in Morse code
Wed, 20 Jan '21
Brillo rival