what does sos stand for?

does anyone know what sos stands for

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I believe it is Save Our Ship or Survivors On Shore.

    Or a shortened version of sauce.

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  • 1 decade ago

    SOS is the commonly used description for the International Morse code distress signal (· · · — — — · · ·). This distress signal was first adopted by the German government in radio regulations effective April 1, 1905, and became the worldwide standard when it was included in the second International Radio-telegraphic Convention, which was signed on November 3, 1906, and became effective on July 1, 1908.

    In popular usage, SOS became associated with phrases such as "Save Our Souls," "Save our Ship" "Save Our Shelby," "Shoot Our Ship", "Sinking Our Ship", "Survivors On Shore", and others. It is mostly known by "Save Our Ship". However, these phrases were a later development, most likely used to help remember the correct letters—something known as a backronym.

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    1 decade ago

    Save Our Ship

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  • 1 decade ago

    Super Ostrich Sneeze

    ha ha jk

    it stands for different things depending on how you interpret it.

    Sailors use it as "save our ship"

    Others use it as "save our souls"

    And then you can use it for "somone special" but that doesn't really make sense because someone is one word. So someone special would be SS. But people still use it for SOS for whatever reason

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Send Out Soldiers

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  • 1 decade ago

    I believe it was chosen simply because the Morse code pattern is easy to remember, not because it stands for anything in particular.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Means nothing. simply choosen as the easiest most recognizable morse cose series.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    save our ship

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  • 1 decade ago

    save our soul, some one save, save our ships

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    save our ship

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