From: Richard Brodie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 30 Jan 2004 - 14:18:48 GMT
M Lissack wrote:
> E.g. usually a telegraphed s.o.s. means help but it could
> mean a type of steel wool scouring pad if transmitted to a
> harried husband shopping in a store.
> It could be the customer's initials if sent to an engraver.
> It could be a reference to Colin Powell (Sec of State). etc
There is a brand of cell phone that, when it receives a message, beeps the
Morse code for "SMS": dit-dit-dit DAH-DAH dit-dit-dit. That's only one DAH
off from SOS and every time I hear it I feel alarmed in spite of myself,
imagining for the briefest instant that some Titanic is about to hit an
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