100 Years Ago Today
Wow, the anniversaries are coming thick and fast this year ~ a blogger's delight.SOS
was adopted by the international community on July 1, 1908, as the globally recognised distress signal for ships at sea. At that time voices could not yet be carried across the airwaves and sailors needed a standard means of saying, in Morse code, that they were in trouble.
Contrary to popular belief, it isn't an acronym
for Save Our Souls, but merely the easiest keys in morse code
~ dot dot dot dash dash dash dot dot dot.
Now that every ship is visible from satellites and everything is seemingly automatic, there are few uses for morse code, except perhaps as a submission code in wrestling or the two shaves and a haircut door knock.
Try tapping out Do Wah Diddy Diddy here