Well, today is 10/10/10, or as the Romans would say, "XXX". Three Xes (as opposed to two Xes) had long been a standard "end" indicator for wired information like telegrams and news stories, and today it has been corrupted even further to three 'hashes' at the end of press releases.All of those are corruptions of the original telegraph code. XXX is 'thirty' in Roman numerals, and according to a 1860 book of morse code shortcuts, 30 means 'no more - end'. Part 1 and Part 2 of the shorthand are online, too, and might start showing up in Tweets if enough people learn about it.
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