SOS

have you ever wondered about the meaning of SOS??

well, it is not Save Our Soul !

Read this:

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2 responses to “SOS

  1. I had, in fact, heard that’s true. Furthermore, there is a theory which says that SOS was used because in morse code it is basically hitting three dots and three dashes over and over again… it’s very catch for anyone listening….

    I also heard a theory which says they changed it because it was easy.

  2. That’s true.
    (From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOS)
    Contrary to popular opinion, “SOS” does not stand for “Save Our Souls” or “Save Our Ship.” The otherwise meaningless string of letters was selected because it is easily recognizable and can be sent rapidly. Comparing SOS (di-di-di-dah-dah-dah-di-di-dit) (· · · – – – · · ·) with the older CQD (dah-di-dah-dit dah-dah-di-dah dah-di-dit) (- · – · / – – · – / – · ·) it is obvious how much simpler the new code is.

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