Samuel F.B. Morse

On May 24, 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse completed his work on what is regarded as the scraggliest beard in history. Later in the afternoon, Morse put together what he called “the telegraph.” The telegraph was an invention that allowed two people to communicate by sending and receiving taps, known as the Morse Code.

The following is the transcript between F.B. Morse, who was in Baltimore and his colleague in Washington, in what was the first telegraphed communication.

Morse: Hey.

Colleague: Hey.

Morse: What’s up?

Colleague: Nothin much. Wasting time here at work. Boss is gone so I’m playing marbles.

Morse: LOL. ROTFL. I’m out. Gonna grab some lunch.

Colleague: Later.

Below is a brief list of the Morse Code, which lately has been referred to as text messaging.

LOL: Laughing out loud.

ROTFL: Rolling on the floor laughing.

TY: Thank you.

YW: You’re welcome.

BRB: Be right back.

CYA: See ya.

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1 Response to “Samuel F.B. Morse”


  1. 1 B. Martinez June 24, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    FYI, I think that this article is full of C&G (chuckles and Grins). I think that I’ll tell my friends ASAP to CK this out…
    and for sure, I’ll BBL (be back L8R) for more

    How’s that for Morse code??


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