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Saturday, August 11, 2007

NATO phonetic alphabet


Did you ever wonder about the words used by military officials in movies to spell out words? They use words like "Bravo" and "Charley" to ensure the correct understanding when spelling words or codes. Well, I was curious as to what words were used and how they were chosen. So I did a little searching and found a whole wikipedia article on it. It seems that it was originally an adaptation of the flag system that was used by ships to communicate before radio.
Check it out, it is actually pretty interesting. NATO phonetic alphabet

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2 Comments:

  • Interesting.
    A comparing table of various internationally used "alphabets" can be seen here (at the end of the article):
    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchstabiertafel

    [P.S.: unusual early blog today.... did you control the correctness of the stated sunrise-time?]
    ;-)

    By Anonymous Alexander, at August 11, 2007 8:20 AM  

  • Had a church meeting I needed to be at this morning. So I got up early.

    By Blogger Jamie Barrows, at August 11, 2007 1:31 PM  

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