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

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 17 00:46:37 UTC 2017

"Save Our Saucepans" --- Mrs. Ed Cox, wife of Mr. Ed Cox of San Francisco
CA, an aluminum pot salesman ...
"S.O.S cleans the kitchen, bathroom, workroom and beyond!"
Hmm... How would you spell {S.O.S Soap Pad} in Morse Code?  (Three periods,
two periods, or none??)
Ah gotsta no.

Oh, here:  << The acronym, S.O.S., is the famous distress signal and could
not be trademarked. By removing the last period, the name was unique and
could then be registered with the United States Patent and Trademark
Office. >>
Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.O.S_Soap_Pad

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