When you are talking on the phone, what can you do if the listener cannot
understand an important word that you are saying, even after you repeat it
slowly? For example, your name, address, website, or city?
You might spell the word, but the listener may not hear the letters correctly.
If I spell my name, “R-O-B-I-N”, the listener can easily confuse the letters.
To make sure important words are understood over the phone, we can use
a 𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘱𝘩𝘢𝘣𝘦𝘵, or a 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥-𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘭𝘱𝘩𝘢𝘣𝘦𝘵. These are a list of words
that represent letters of the alphabet. If I use a 𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘱𝘩𝘢𝘣𝘦𝘵 to clarify
my name, ROBIN, I could say “That’s ‘R’ as in 𝐑omeo, ‘O’ as in 𝗢scar, ‘B’ as in
𝗕ravo, “I” as in 𝐈ndia, and ‘N’ as in 𝐍ovember.”
The most well-known 𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘱𝘩𝘢𝘣𝘦𝘵 is the NATO alphabet. This
alphabet is commonly used by airports, military, and sea travel. Many other
professionals who exchange important information over the phone also use
See the article below and learn the NATO alphabet! It can come in very
handy for anyone, whether English is our first or second language.
How would you ‘spell’ your name using the NATO alphabet?
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