Breaking the “Bow Code”


In 1944, Life magazine ran the following public service announcement and millions of boys (and girls) thanked their lucky stars.  The notorious “Bow Code” had been broken.  Not since the Allies deciphered the secrets of the Enigma Machine had a group had such an important breakthrough in code breaking.  Check it out.

Life Bow 1944


When I first saw this awe-inspiring work of code breaking I thought perhaps its usefulness had waned.  Surely the code would not be relevant in our present, less bow obsessed, society.  Imagine my surprise when I discovered the following.

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Ladies, beware.  Your bow is talking for you, be sure it’s sending the right message.  With great power comes great responsibility.