R for Romeo’s in there. Don’t break them apart again Geesey, don’t you dare.
Quebec for me.
Should be Quincy.
should be queue
At least there’s a good song called ‘Romeo’, none of that Dire Straits shit.
I got tested on it when I was training to work on the railways.
I never had to actually use it on the job, but others certainly would have done.
TWO good songs
(I lie, I don’t like either)
absolutely love overhearing someone spelling something down the phone and totally blanking on a word for a letter
"that’s D for dog, R for robot, I for eh… I for…fuck. "
Never noticed before but there seem to be two factions on the spelling of alpha/alfa.
depends if you think it’s alfa / romeo or romeo / juliett
I find it really jarring when people use non-standard phonetic lettering. My mother always, always spells our surname as ‘N for Nut [rest of the letters] M for Mother’ and it makes me feel a bit queasy for some reason. Probably because she always does it like she’s explaining something to a child. Brr.
(I know the phonetic alphabet, I was an air cadet and I am a nerd plus I am poor so I’ve used so many shitty phone connections to try to deal with money shit that it’s actually come in useful)
Also use it for work, but I do enjoy gently trolling some of the uptights and using my own shorthand from time to time.
Does anyone remember Juliet Bravo?
That’s W for Whitmarsh, H for Hyatt, O for Ofori…
Have you done the full PTS course?
You get to learn all about signals and how to trip them with little explosives, which is pretty exciting.
So that’s H for Helicopter, A for Another helicopter, M for my helicopter, I for It’s a helicopter again…
letters that have words that are the same as letters:
Sadly not, no. It’s definitely something I’d like to in time, just to expand my options going forward as much as anything else…
Did a bit of signalling exploration on the ground and used detinators on a work visit to the Epping & Ongar railway, so have been exposed to them. Pretty cool stuff!
They must have been pleased they avoided calling it Golf Hotel.
‘That’s S for sea, K for know, E for eye…’
You’ve really got me thinking about robot dogs now tbh