Hog morse

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Hog-morse was the tendency of inexperienced telegraph operators to make errors when sending or receiving in morse code, so called after one example, "home" becoming "hog". One example given in the literature is "please fill me in" becoming "6naz fimme q".[1] One commentator has called this the 19th century autocorrect.[2]

Example of an American Morse code message becoming corrupted with incorrect element timings


  1. ^ "Tales of the Telegraph". Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ "5 Internet Annoyances that are way older than the internet". Retrieved May 23, 2012.