It was a warm and sultry night at Trivia...
when we were asked the jackpot question concerning the distress call of the Titanic. When we heard the answer, CQD, there was further speculation concerning the possible acronym.
Nora suggested Come Quickly, Damnit which sounded pretty good to boynton.
The real meaning is disclosed here
You can see the morse at Wikipedia
You can hear it here
a recreation of part of one of the Titanic's distress calls sent by Marconi operator Jack Phillips (left) aboard RMS Titanic just after midnight on Monday, April 15, 1912
And you can wear it here: Titanic Wireless Signal Necklace
Hmm. A necklace to wear when you have that sinking feeling...
Posted by MG at April 19, 2004 04:52 AM
You can distress it up or down...
Posted by boynton at April 19, 2004 12:10 PM