Thursday, April 15, 2004


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

Or 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

Comments: cqd

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

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