Learn Phonetic Alphabet

The NATO phonetic alphabet a a list of 26 code words that are assigned to the 26 letters of the English alphabet.  In alphabetical order they are as follows: Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliett, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-ray, Yankee, Zulu.  It was developed in the 1950s by the International Civil Aviation Organization in order to account for discrepancies that might arise in communications as a result of multiple alphabet naming systems coexisting in different places and organizations

I used the phonetic alphabet a lot when talking to clients over the phone in my last job but it was never really as fluent as it is now. I enjoyed learning this and I think it is a handy wee skill. The best way that I found to teach myself and practice was to read licence plates.  This worked well because it made me more fluent rather than learning the series in which they came in. It was a small test I had set my self as part of my 32 Things and I am happy to say I have accomplished it.


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