not Save Our Ship, that was just a coincidence
'''Morse Code''' was invented by [[Samuel Morse]] in the 1840s. It is a collection 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]
See also: [[Braille]], [[CB radio]]