Just curious because I've always saw it on the movies like when someone is stranded on a deserted island or something but I've never know what it meant...so if anybody knows what it stands for or what it means I will greatly appreciate you letting me know.
S.O.S does not stand for anything, although some believe it to stand for "save our ship" or "save our souls". Rest assured, it does not stand for anything, the code was chosen because it is very simple to type into a telegraph, the morse code for it is 3 short beeps, 3 long beeps, then 3 more short beeps. Very simple to understand in morse code.
It's Save Our Ship...S.O.S. It's from Navy and Marine Morse code for when a ship was going into the water. They would send the message out so that they would get rescued and they wouldn't die in the middle of nowhere.
This stuff should have come up in history class. Or from your Grandparents.