[Ads-l] "We now know what SOS really stands for":

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 14 19:21:30 UTC 2017


I read, somewhere or other, perhaps in a funny-book, During The War, that
the above is what it stands for. However, in high school in the early
'50's, I later read, probably in Reader's Digest, that it didn't stand for
anything except for what it was: the international distress-signal.

This article adds detail that may or may not be factual.



All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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