As a pathological mumbler and someone with an uncommon name, I’m no stranger to the phonetic alphabet (“Yes, that’s M for Mary, A for apple, …”)
However, I am not military trained and the official word-letter pairings are not second nature to me. Moreover, as a writer for chickenmonkeydog, I am duty-bound to try out different words (e.g., “Yes, that’s S for soliloquy.”)
So here’s the exercise for today. If we were to build the world’s most confusing phonetic alphabet, what might be some entries you’d like to see?
Also, does anyone else feel that we need a similar system for numbers? It’s amazing how many times people have trouble differentiating the numbers 2 and 3 over the phone.
Posted 4 Jul 2012