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The Military Phonetic Alphabet Guide
Have you ever had trouble talking with someone in a loud setting or over a bad cellphone connection? Even spelling out what you are trying to say can be misinterpreted. The problem with understanding people in those situations is that many words and letters sound the same. A phonetic alphabet tries to overcome this miscommunication by standardizing words for each letter of the alphabet. It may take a little longer to get your message across, but it is much easier to understand if you know the military phonetic alphabet.
Lots of people know the military (and NATO) phonetic alphabet. If you are not familiar with it, you have probably heard it used with radio communications or in movies. There are even a few common sayings that have originated out of the phonetic alphabet. Take a look at the article below to see how you can communicate better in an emergency: