The worst phonetic alphabet

When you spell something in the army or as a pilot, it's common to use words like: yankee, zulu and foxtrot. Some people make up their own, like december, empire, november, november, insidious, summer.

Very few people use these:
  • Asterisk
  • Back-slash
  • Colon
  • Dot
  • Eight
  • Four
  • Gene
  • Hyphen
  • Illicit
  • Jean
  • Knows
  • Louder
  • Minus
  • Nine
  • One
  • Period
  • Quorn
  • Repeat
  • Seven
  • Three
  • Underscore
  • Vowels
  • Won
  • X-mas
  • Yiddish
  • Zero
(Bonus points: I dare you to come up with a more worse one.)

2 comments:

April 16, 2009 at 8:43 AM Phil said...

A Aisle
B Bdellium
C Cue
D Djinni
E Eye
F Fan-Fach (Van-Vark)
G Gnat
H Heir
I Irrupt
J Jalapeno
K Knight
L Llanelli
M Mnemonic
N Ndebele
O Oedipal
P Pneumatic
Q Quay
R Bob
S See
T Tzar
U Urn
V Vier (pronounced Fier)
W Write
X Xylophone
Y Yves
Z Zwischenzug


Mispronounced Phonetic Alphabet

August 1, 2011 at 7:04 AM Mr.Atoz said...

The Wikipedia page: Anti-Phonetic Alphabet is up for deletion.
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