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Orlando Bloom’s New Tattoo For His Son Is Wrong, Morse Code Experts Say

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<div><p><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/news/orlando-bloom/">Orlando Bloo</a>m unveiled some arm ink earlier this week on Instagram, showing fans a slim line under a series of numbers accompanied by the dots and dashes often seen in Morse code messages.</p><p>“New tattoo,” he wrote in the caption for the image. “Can you guess who?”</p></div><div><blockquote data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8cJD5LlZgx/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version="12"><div><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8cJD5LlZgx/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><div><div></div><div><div></div><div></div></div></div><div></div><div></div><div><div> View this post on Instagram</div></div><div></div><div><div><div></div><div></div><div></div></div><div><div></div><div></div></div><div><div></div><div></div><div></div></div></div><div><div></div><div></div></div></a><p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8cJD5LlZgx/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">A post shared by Orlando Bloom (@orlandobloom)</a> on Feb 11, 2020 at 12:17pm PST</p></div></blockquote></div><div><p>Fans quickly guessed that the lines and dots are Morse code spelling out Flynn, the name of Bloom’s son with Miranda Kerr. The numbers above appear to be the date and time that Flynn was born.</p><p>However, some eagle-eyed fans pointed out that the code actually seems to spell out “Frynn” instead of “Flynn.”</p></div><img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5e4581ef2100005402269838.jpeg?ops=crop_10_717_818_312,scalefit_630_noupscale" alt="Instagram" data-caption="Instagram" data-credit="Instagram" data-credit-link-back=""><img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5e4581ef2500000403080d43.jpeg?ops=crop_0_650_818_179,scalefit_630_noupscale" alt="Instagram" data-caption="Instagram" data-credit="Instagram" data-credit-link-back=""><img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5e4581ef250000fd02080d44.jpeg?ops=crop_20_630_808_364,scalefit_630_noupscale" alt="Instagram" data-caption="Instagram" data-credit="Instagram" data-credit-link-back=""><div><p>HuffPost consulted a few Morse code experts about what’s actually going on here. Roy Henrichs, who volunteers with <a href="http://www.radiomarine.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Maritime Radio Historical Society’s Operations and Maintenance</a> team, said Bloom “is pulling everybody’s leg” and that his tattoo “doesn’t appear to say anything”</p><p>The tattoo is “just a bunch of dots and dashes in line with a pair of extremely long extended dashes,” Henrichs said over email. “Probably is just a stylized artistic design!”</p></div><!-- start relEntries --><div><h3>Related...</h3><ul><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/james-corden-orlando-bloom-told-ivanka-trump_au_5dbb41fee4b00d83f7252ab5?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="James Corden Reveals What He And Orlando Bloom Told Ivanka Trump After A Few Drinks"> James Corden Reveals What He And Orlando Bloom Told Ivanka Trump After A Few Drinks </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2019/03/04/katy-perry-reveals-juicy-way-she-met-orlando-bloom-on-american-idol_a_23683937/?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Katy Perry Reveals Juicy Way She Met Orlando Bloom On 'American Idol'"> Katy Perry Reveals Juicy Way She Met Orlando Bloom On 'American Idol' </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/scarlett-johanssons-oscars-look-back-tattoos_au_5e41b990c5b6b7088705d8d8?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Scarlett Johansson's Oscars Look Was All About Her Massive Back Tattoos"> Scarlett Johansson's Oscars Look Was All About Her Massive Back Tattoos </a></li></ul></div><!-- end relEntries --><div><p>Henrichs added that the tattoo isn’t “International Morse nor American Morse.”</p><p>“There are differences in the character sets for these. Also, there are supposed to be spaces between letters - but there aren’t any evident in the photo,” he explained.</p><p>He was also kind enough to provide this breakdown for readers to see if they can find either “FLYNN” or “FRYNN” on the arm:</p><p dir="auto">Char.   Int’l.     Amer.  </p><p dir="auto">F           ..-.        .-.</p><p dir="auto">L           .-..        __ (a long “dash”)</p><p dir="auto">R           .-.         .  .. (one “dot” space one “dot”)</p><p dir="auto">Y           -.―        .. .. (Two “dots” space two “dots”)</p><p dir="auto">N           -.          -.</p><div dir="auto"> </div><p>Paul Reuvers, an engineer behind the Netherland’s <a href="https://www.cryptomuseum.com/mission.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Crypto Museum, </a>echoed Henrichs’ thoughts, telling HuffPost, “It’s definitely not Flynn, as in that case one extra dot would be needed.”</p><p>“To be honest, this morse code is difficult to read as so appropriate space have been inserted between the characters. My guess is that it’s just random,” Reuvers said.</p><p>We even tried plugging “Frynn” and “Flynn” into a Morse code translator, and the results don’t help Bloom’s case. Based on the translator from Morse Code World, Bloom’s tattoo indeed resembles “Frynn” more closely than “Flynn.”</p></div><img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5e4582c2210000540226983a.png?ops=scalefit_630_noupscale" alt="Morse Code World translator" data-caption="Morse Code World translator" data-credit="Morse Code World" data-credit-link-back="https://morsecode.world/international/translator.html"><img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5e4582c32300000f0319a101.png?ops=scalefit_630_noupscale" alt="Morse Code World translator" data-caption="Morse Code World translator" data-credit="Morse Code World" data-credit-link-back="https://morsecode.world/international/translator.html"><div><p>At any rate, Bloom’s gesture seems sweet enough, and we’re pretty sure most people glancing at his arm in the flesh aren’t proficient enough in Morse code to judge him too harshly.</p><p>Go forth and enjoy your new ink, Orlando. Just maybe double-check the spelling next time.</p></div><section><h5></h5><div></div></section>

Orlando Bloom unveiled some arm ink earlier this week on Instagram, showing fans a slim line under a series of numbers accompanied by the dots and dashes often seen in Morse code messages.

“New tattoo,” he wrote in the caption for the image. “Can you guess who?”

Fans quickly guessed that the lines and dots are Morse code spelling out Flynn, the name of Bloom’s son with Miranda Kerr. The numbers above appear to be the date and time that Flynn was born.

However, some eagle-eyed fans pointed out that the code actually seems to spell out “Frynn” instead of “Flynn.”

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HuffPost consulted a few Morse code experts about what’s actually going on here. Roy Henrichs, who volunteers with Maritime Radio Historical Society’s Operations and Maintenance team, said Bloom “is pulling everybody’s leg” and that his tattoo “doesn’t appear to say anything”

The tattoo is “just a bunch of dots and dashes in line with a pair of extremely long extended dashes,” Henrichs said over email. “Probably is just a stylized artistic design!”

Henrichs added that the tattoo isn’t “International Morse nor American Morse.”

“There are differences in the character sets for these. Also, there are supposed to be spaces between letters - but there aren’t any evident in the photo,” he explained.

He was also kind enough to provide this breakdown for readers to see if they can find either “FLYNN” or “FRYNN” on the arm:

Char.   Int’l.     Amer.  

F           ..-.        .-.

L           .-..        __ (a long “dash”)

R           .-.         .  .. (one “dot” space one “dot”)

Y           -.―        .. .. (Two “dots” space two “dots”)

N           -.          -.

 

Paul Reuvers, an engineer behind the Netherland’s Crypto Museum, echoed Henrichs’ thoughts, telling HuffPost, “It’s definitely not Flynn, as in that case one extra dot would be needed.”

“To be honest, this morse code is difficult to read as so appropriate space have been inserted between the characters. My guess is that it’s just random,” Reuvers said.

We even tried plugging “Frynn” and “Flynn” into a Morse code translator, and the results don’t help Bloom’s case. Based on the translator from Morse Code World, Bloom’s tattoo indeed resembles “Frynn” more closely than “Flynn.”

Morse Code World translatorMorse Code World translator

At any rate, Bloom’s gesture seems sweet enough, and we’re pretty sure most people glancing at his arm in the flesh aren’t proficient enough in Morse code to judge him too harshly.

Go forth and enjoy your new ink, Orlando. Just maybe double-check the spelling next time.

Source: Huffington Post Australia Athena2 https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/orlando-bloom-morse-code-tattoo_au_5e460a11c5b64433c613ce23

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