NATO Phonetic Alphabet Plus

When the IT tech came to fix my router, I received a new address for Century Link. Since it was long, he asked if I wanted him to read it to me. I said yes. He then said, “3, foxtrot, 4….. ” I said wait a minute. I worked for the military but I never used those words. Of course he laughed and used the regular alphabet.

Apparently, my email address is hard to understand on the phone, so next time I’ll try this phonetic alphabet. That probably won’t work either. Being the curious sort, had to look it up. Radio chatter among the military is interesting too. We’ve all heard, “copy that, roger,” etc. but there are some hilarious ones I probably should not repeat here. Oh well, when did that ever stop me😂. Two rated R I thought humorous are at the bottom of this post.


“The 26 code words in the NATO phonetic alphabet are assigned to the 26 letters of the English alphabet in alphabetical order 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.”


In case you’re ever in a real life horror movie situation and need to use Morse code, here it is:


For your information:



I hope no one is offended, if so, sorry. I think a lot of these terms are funny.



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