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What does SOS mean?
SOS is the commonly used description for the international Morse code distress signal (· · · — — — · · ·). This distress signal was first adopted by the German government in radio regulations. SOS became associated with such phrases as save our ship , save our souls and send out succour . These may be regarded as mnemonics, but SOS is not an abbreviation or acronym. According to the Oxford English Dictionary , the letters were chosen because they are easily transmitted in Morse code.