What does SOS stand for?
SOS is Morse Code for an emergency signal. While you may see movies in which a person write the letters S O S on a beach in shells, it was originally a Morse Code signal for help needed. Since many people don’t realize that SOS is Morse Code, they think it stands for something, ‘save our ship’, or ‘save our soul’. SOS actually doesn’t stand for anything at all. SOS in Morse Code is thee shorts, three longs, three shorts, this was considered to be the easiest combination of Morse Code to transmit so it became the standard for a distress signal.