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Morose code

what's that tapping all about?
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i wrote this is my journal but here it is again.

one day i was tapping idly on D's arm, and he asked me to repeat it slowly as he wasn't very good at Morse code. i said it wasn't Morse code at all, but maybe it was Morose code ("i'm depressed, i'll never amount to anything, what's so good about life anyway?") or perhaps Remorse code ("i'm sorry, i didn't mean it, if i could take back what i said, i would").

we thought it very funny at the time but it's sort of sad, and sort of true, in retrospect. sometimes people don't say what they mean out loud, and try to communicate with gestures and fidgets and body language. the trick is figuring out which code is being used, and that messages are being sent at all.

reebob, Oct 03 2000

Morse code http://www.soton.ac...ch/morse/trans.html
text and sound [thumbwax, Oct 03 2000, last modified Oct 21 2004]

maybe [reebob] was on to something...tapping! https://www.youtube...watch?v=o1Tt0yGMm88
[xandram, Mar 18 2015]

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       thumbwax, direct descendant of Samuel Morse replies:
-.-. .- .--. .. - .- .-.. .. --.. . / ..
thumbwax, Oct 03 2000
  

       "She was a telegrapher's daughter, and we di-dit dah di-dit..."
StarChaser, Oct 05 2000
  

       Then there's tapping someone repeatedly with an antler. Moose code.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 18 2015
  

       I thought this would be another update regarding a 'baker who came and went, never to be heard from again by code in any manner, but [reebob] joined up way back in 1999, and while adding just two ideas and annoing on three, the latest anno was in the fall of 2014, so the halfbaker is still around. It makes me less morose just to know it.   

       Wasn't there a population of indigenous Muslims in the Philippines who created a variant on this ?
normzone, Mar 18 2015
  
      
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