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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
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.
text and sound [thumbwax, Oct 03 2000, last modified Oct 21 2004]
maybe [reebob] was on to something...tapping!
[xandram, Mar 18 2015]
||thumbwax, direct descendant of Samuel Morse replies:
-.-. .- .--. .. - .- .-.. .. --.. . / ..
||"She was a telegrapher's daughter, and we di-dit dah di-dit..."
||Then there's tapping someone repeatedly with an
antler. Moose code.
||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 ?