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English Phonetic Spelling

I’d like to request you to please use Phonetic English Spelling while spelling out names on any call.

These are professional calls.

Please refrain from using E for elephant, D for Dog & so on, Phonetic English Spelling is universally accepted.

Sometimes wrongly called the International Phonetic Alphabet

When speaking on the telephone, it is sometimes useful to spell a word using English Phonetic Spelling. To spell "Club", for example, you would say: "C for Charlie, L for Lima, U for Uniform, B for Bravo."

It is very easy to learn English Phonetic Spelling. Start by spelling your name, then your company or address. Soon, you will know the whole alphabet. It also helps to remember that there are several groups of words that go together:

  • Dances: Foxtrot, Tango
  • Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet
  • Men's first names: Charlie, Mike, Oscar, Victor
  • Cities: Lima, Quebec


  • You could also use the names of Months.

Please do not use names of animals