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What do the distress letters SOS stand for?
Morse code is a series of electrical impulses that signify the letters of a
structured message. SOS doesn’t stand for “save our ship” or “save our
souls,” as has been commonly believed. In fact, it stands for nothing. It
was chosen as a distress signal at an international conference in 1906
because, at nine keystrokes — three dots, three dashes, three dots — it
was thought to be the easiest combination to transmit.img_0847