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Born in 1980s with unknown beginning

Grew up as a slang, I have several meanings

From either of my sides, I look the same

But look from the top ,I am airplane

What am I?

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You are

lol (laughing out loud)

Born in 1980s with unknown beginning

The first instance of this abbreviation is in a 1980s Usenet discussion

Grew up as a slang, I have several meanings

Can also mean "lots of love" among other things

From either of my sides, I look the same

It's a palindrome

But look from the top ,I am airplane

Looks like a TIE fighter from Star Wars :)

(from OP:) When you turn LOL upside down, you get 707, which is an airplane.

Title: This might make you happy

People laugh when they're happy

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  • $\begingroup$ I remember when (ROT13) Zl zhz'f sevraq cnffrq njnl, naq fur fnvq "yby" gb cnl ure erfcrpgf. Rirelbar pnyyrq ure penml hagvy fur fnvq vg jnf zrnag gb zrna "ybgf bs ybir". Nygubhtu gur cnffvat bs ure sevraq vf fnq gb qvfphff, V zhfg nqzvg, guvf fgbel vf n yvggyr shaal :D $\endgroup$ – Feeds Sep 1 '18 at 15:51
  • $\begingroup$ Except for the Airplane explanation @jafe. $\endgroup$ – DEEM Sep 1 '18 at 15:55
  • $\begingroup$ And you are a great puzzle solver, I noticed $\endgroup$ – DEEM Sep 1 '18 at 15:57
  • $\begingroup$ well the airplane explanation certainly made me happy! :D $\endgroup$ – GileBrt Sep 1 '18 at 16:27
  • $\begingroup$ @jafe LOL from the top looks like 7O7. Please edit your answer which is correct. $\endgroup$ – DEEM Sep 2 '18 at 10:12
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Could you be

E.T. ?

Born in 1980s with unknown beginning

The movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was created in 1982 and nobody knows where the alien (referred to as ET) was born, itself.

Grew up as a slang, I have several meanings

Grew up as E.T. which could mean many things.

From either of my sides, I look the same

Yes, pretty much.

But look from the top, I am an airplane

This might refer to space exploration because ET is an extra-terrestrial (and "looking from the top" might refer to looking from space). In particular, this might be referring to space shuttles which can look like an airplane (e.g. here and here).


Title:

This might make you happy

ET might stand for Easy to Talk to, I suppose, which is ironically unlike ET.

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