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Morse Code

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'''Morse Code''' was invented by [[Samuel Morse]] in the 1840s. It is a bunch of dashes and dots which are in fact a [[language]] with its own way of expressing [[word]]s and [[punctuation mark|punctuation]].
The most famous Morse Code sequence is "SOS" (...---...). Officially adopted as a distress call in 1908, it replaced the older "CQD". While commonly believed to stand for "Save Our Souls" or "Save Our Ship", it does not; the sequence was chosen for its ease of use and recognizability.[http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/060199tip6.htm]
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