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Apart from May Day being an International Day, it is also an SOS message. What does it mean and what is its origin?

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Asked by manish varma, 01 May '12 11:20 am
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According to our encyclopedia entry on SOS, "mayday" is used as a distress signal for aviators because it approximates the French term "m'aider", meaning "come help me!" The term came into use between the years 1925-30.

"SOS" was selected as a distress signal by the International Radiotelegraphic Convention at London in 1912. It is expressed in Morse code as ". . . . . ." (three dots, three dashes, three dots), and was chosen not because it refers to any words, but because it is easy to transmit.
Answered by ankit shivam, 01 May '12 11:23 am

 
  
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S O S - Save our souls.
Answered by anantharaman, 01 May '12 01:33 pm

 
  
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Save our souls
Answered by babu rao, 01 May '12 11:32 am

 
  
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I agree Save our souls
Answered by Motu, 18 Oct 10:06 pm

 
  
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