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Author Topic: Does this bug any of you CW ops out there????  (Read 1549 times)
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« on: March 19, 2009, 09:14:15 AM »

And no my question has nothing to do with a bug. It does however have to do with the proper name of the code.  Does it irk anyone else whenever the "unenlightened" repeatedly refer to the Morse Code as the "MORRIS" code?  Or am I being too anal about this and need to get a life?  Just curious, because after being around for nearly two centuries, you'd think people would get a clue, even if they aren't very bright.  

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 09:25:53 AM »

Maybe to the uninformed we sound like wer'e sending "here kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty"    ;-)
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 09:29:46 AM »

  I personally have never heard this, but it's not like I get "out" very often. It may bother me. I now know that even if they were corrected, it wouldn't change their understanding of what it's like to operate CW.

  I usually think the CW ops are somehow insulated from current outside influences because of the effort needed to learn Morse code, but then I remind myself that it wouldn't take much to hook up a keyboard and operate that way. Nothing against using a keyboard, itself. Its just that the effort to learn isn't *necessarily* part of that equation.

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 12:46:23 PM »

Are they spelling it Morris or it just sounds like that when thay say it? Quite possible they do know the difference but pronounciation is not exactly how you'd like it :-) I'm from Michigan and to us the "motor city" is Datroit even though we spelled it Detroit.
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 01:56:52 PM »

I have actually seen it written as Morris code on some web sites by posters.  Yes it bugs me.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009, 02:27:29 PM »

I've heard it like twice, on the internet only.

It's dumb, but so is the internet a lot of the time, so you know, I take it in stride.

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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2009, 04:03:22 PM »

No, it's just a joke.  A few people think it's cute to twist the word Morse into Morris.  I have no problem with that, as long as people know the real name of it.  But it's nothing more than for fun.  Ignore it.  

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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2009, 04:43:07 PM »

Vince,
 You need sunspots in the worst way :>)
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2009, 05:42:51 PM »

It's just one of those minor annoying things.

Here are a few more:

1) Radio amateurs who can't spell "amateur"

2) Radio amateurs who write the word 'ham' in all-capitals ( HAM ) as if it were an acronym, which it's not.

3) Folks who don't know when to use its and when to use it's.

4) Folks who make annoying numbered lists

...oh, wait...

73 de Jim, N2EY
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2009, 07:30:57 PM »

Vince,

Use it as an opportunity to enlighten those who probably don't know the history of the code and Mr. Morse. They probably think it's the hams who mispronounce Morris's name.
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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2009, 12:12:33 AM »

Every once in a while, you'll find a Morris code tapper listed on eBay.  I've observed that the best Morris code tappers are the ones with neither posts away to connect wires to them.  

Best from Tucson
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2009, 07:09:01 AM »

The code was actually developed by a gentleman named
Alfred Vail. So it bugs me more that his contribution
is rarely acknowledged.

In 21st century parlance, Morse was the PowerPoint
guy, and Vail did the technical work.

Scott
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2009, 07:34:55 AM »

You need sunspots in the worst way :>)

REPLY: That's for bloody sure! For more than one reason!!!!

All I am saying is MORRIS was a CAT!!! MORSE invented the code.  Nuff said.

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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2009, 08:33:43 AM »

Well, you see, the problem is that down South here, its pronounced -  MORE ris  - code. And since we actually worry about the spelling after we figure out how to say it, its an easy leap to Morris code.

Also one more thing - if you come down here looking for Ten Tec, Sevierville is pronunced  "sa VEER vul".
Not "SEE ver ville". Why we can apparantly spell "Sevierville" and nor "Morse", I don't know.
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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2009, 01:24:26 PM »

Southerner: Where did you go to college?
Northerner: Yale.
Southerner: WHERE DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE!!!?
hihi
Here in Balmer (Baltimore) it is called "Meris Ceyode".
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