I have a question about movies and telegrams. Every time someone in a movie sends a telegram, between every sentence or thought, they say “STOP”. Did this really happen, or was it just a movie device?
I called Western Union, the person I talked to said people didn’t do it anymore. She didn’t know why they used to do it. She guessed that it was to act as a period. Which would pretty much be my guess. But, I was wondering if that was true, and why stop was chosen.
Thanks for your help.