I can see how M as in Mancy would be confusing..
May 1, 2011 2:31 PM Subscribe
I am looking to create a useless phonetic alphabet, and respectfully request your assistance.
posted by sacrifix to Grab Bag (34 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I work on the phone, and frequently find myself spelling things phonetically (A as in alpha, D as in delta, W as in wombat, etc). A coworker and I were talking yesterday about making a useless phonetic alphabet where "$letter as in $word" would be misleading. Basically what I am looking for are words that start with a letter, but do not sound like they start with that letter. For instance:
K as in knock
M as in mnemonic
P as in pneumatic
W as in write
I'm having some difficulty coming up with any more (K, M, P and W are pretty easy). Any suggestions?