Comments: 2
SilverThistle 9 years ago
I come from a small fishing village on the North East coast of Scotland and as children we were all taught the phonetic alphabet from quite a young age. Most families had members who were either fishermen or worked at the big harbour so it was quite common to hear it used in everyday chatter. I still use it now, if I'm on the phone and the other person isn't catching what I'm saying and asks for it to be spelled out.
Derrolyn Anderson 9 years ago
Interesting! I always assumed it was only military because of films. I can see where it would come in handy.