Q: All my life, I thought SOS stood for Save Our Ship, but someone recently told me it’s not an acronym for anything. What is it then?

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Bernie Delinski writes Just Ask, which runs Wednesdays in the TimesDaily. If you’ve got a question, email it to bernie.delinski@TimesDaily.com, call him at 256-740-5739, fax it to 256-740-4717 or send it to Just Ask, c/o TimesDaily, P.O. Box 797, Florence, AL 35631. Follow on Twitter @TD_BDelinski.

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