In these days of being online all the time and communicating over audio meetings etc. we often encounter clarifying what letter we mean we speaking out a reference number, code etc.
I just wonder if people bother to use the NATO phonetic alphabet
or just use whatever word come to mind.
I do see there is a thread in this forum todays Whiskey Tango Foxtrot moment. And of course Oscar Mike George
Back in the day when I used to have to recite hex addresses over the phone (!) I used to use
able, baker, charlie delta easy fox for the hex digits
Now that would be
alfa, bravo, charlie, delta, echo foxtrot
But when talking to a customer support rep I will often say apple, boy, charlie, dog so not to sound too nerdy :-(