Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Semaphore and Morse code
Re: Semaphore and Morse code
Mon, 26 Oct 1998 09:46:08 -0500
>And S-O-S is hard to miss, even if they get it wrong and do O-S-O
>Likewise semaphore patterns laid out on a beach or cut into a field will
Reminds me of a Gary Larsen cartoon - a plane flies over a desert island.
The co-pilot looks out the window and sees a scraggly-bearded guy on the
beach, jumping up and down waving his arms. There is a word scrawled on the
He turns to the pilot and says excitedly, "Look, there's someone in trouble
.. . . . oops, never mind - it says 'HELF,' not 'HELP'."