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

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 17 03:32:15 UTC 2017

> Ah gotsta no.

Lawdih, lawdih!

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 8:46 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> "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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