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Phonetic alphabet game

Denzil
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Phonetic alphabet game

I was spelling out my postcode to someone yesterday, and it occurred to me that there must be scope for phrases made up entirely from the international phonetic alphabet. (I know, I should get out more.) How about,
Whisky! Bravo, Charlie.
Tango, Juliet?
Both should be read in a Terry-Thomas style accent. Smiley
Anyone care to join in?
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Romeo Juliet Tango. Whisky Hotel. November Papa.
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@Alanf, thats funny
Phonetic Alphabet as I first learnt it
A - Able
B - Baker
C - Charlie
D - Dog
E - Easy
F - Fox
G - George
H - How
I - Item
J - Jig
K - King
L - Love
M - Mike
N - Nan
O - Oboe
P - Peter
Q - Queen 
R - Roger
S - Sugar
T - Tare
U - Uncle
V - Victor
W - William
X - X-ray
Y - Yoke 
Z - Zebra

Listen to the early phonetic alphabet in action in Essendon Tower in an excerpt from an interview of Air Traffic Controller Jack McCubbin by Norman Banks of radio station 3AW c.1950 (555 KB MP3 file).
http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/Downloads/EN%20TWR%20with%20Norman%20Banks%20phonetic%20alphabet.mp3
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Re: Phonetic alphabet game

Brilliant alanf... make it a bit longer with RJWHNRP but @ 5 months he is a bit sharp!!!
Cheesy  Cheesy
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Charlie, Sierra, Hotel, Whisky, Whisky, Whiskey, Whiskey, Sierra, Uniform...
Not young enough to know everything
Denzil
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Re: Phonetic alphabet game

Nice. Keep em coming.
http://www.phonetic-alphabet.org.uk/ Just in case anyone needs a reminder of the current standard.
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Hotel, golf, foxtrot, whiskey.  Bravo Yankee Mike!
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