English Phonetic Spelling Alphabet
When speaking on the telephone or in noisy environments, it is sometimes useful to spell a word using the English Phonetic Spelling Alphabet. To spell "CLUB", for example, you would say: "C for Charlie, L for Lima, U for Uniform, B for Bravo."
It is very easy to learn this Spelling Alphabet. Start by spelling your name, then your company or address. Soon, you will know the whole alphabet. It also helps to remember that there are several groups of words that go together:
- dances: Foxtrot, Tango
- Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet
- men's first names: Charlie, Mike, Oscar, Victor
- cities: Lima, Quebec