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657 clicks; posted to D'awww » on 16 Sep 2020 at 8:34 PM (6 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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6 days ago  
We used to do that to truckers as they passed by a main road back in early grade school.  Good to know the tradition survives ages, countries, and modes of transportation.
6 days ago  
> Varberg port, Sweden

I didn't know that the "trucker arm pump" signal was not US centric. Then again, truck hons being controlled by ceiling mounted pull cords (lanyards) might be an unofficial world standard.

This Mack Truck commercial has won awards.​r​ces/mack-trucks-awarded-video-horn/100​3074196/

The Horn
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I doubt ship horns (called whistles) use pull cords.

It sounded like the ship honked LONG SHORT SHORT SHORT.
I tried to find if that has any meaning.

According to COLREG'72 (international collision regulations), a ship being towed in restricted visibility is supposed to make this signal every two minutes.​t​ion=com_k2&view=item&id=146:sound-sign​als-of-vessels-engaged-in-towing-opera​tion-in-restricted-visibility&Itemid=5​05&lang=en

Ship horn sounds can also be interpreted as Morse code for the International Code of Signals (for ships).​t​ional_Code_of_Signals#Single-flag_sign​als
LONG SHORT SHORT SHORT is Morse for "B" which has the flag


Fark user image "I am taking in or discharging or carrying dangerous goods." (Originally used by the Royal Navy specifically for military explosives.)

Neither of these make sense in this situation,
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