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A for Apple...B for Barry....C for.........

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by blue83, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. blue83

    blue83 New Member

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    Hiya guys,

    This might seem a bit of a silly question thats why i posted it on the off topic

    I start my first I.T job on monday, (Cant wait) and as i have no experience with talking on the phone i wanted to know how you talk clear instructions when your just saying letters. For example ABG45 (A for apple, B for barry, G for Gary, four, five)
    Its a silly question but i get stucl when i have to clearly say letters like (I for, erm i dunno Idle)



    What is your full alpahbet you use, it would be interesting to know ?


    Cheers Guys :biggrin
     
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  2. Fergal1982

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    Alpha
    Beta/Bravo
    Charlie
    Delta
    Echo
    Foxtrot
    Golf/Gamma
    Hotel
    India
    Juliet
    Kilo
    Lima
    Mike
    November
    Oscar
    Papa
    Quebec
    Romeo
    Sierra
    Tango
    Uniform
    Victor
    Whiskey
    X-Ray
    Yankee
    Zulu

    Phonetic Alphabet
     
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  3. craigie

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    I just make them up, more fun than way.
     
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  4. ThomasMc

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    I alway thought I was Indigo :blink, you learn something new everyday lol
     
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  5. westernkings

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    The conversation usually goes something like "noooo, B, BBBB not P, BBB, cBd not cPd!"


    most people ain't stupid or foreign enough to not understand what you are saying and I can't think of anything worse that a robotic, synthetic and personality lacking phone voice.

    Talk to them like they are human and you will have a lot better time, I actually know of situations where clients have left simply because of a "personal" service turning into a "yes sir, can I get your password on the account sir, yes I understand that sir". Nothing worse than calling someone and feeling like they really don't even know who you are.
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    Same here, sometimes I use the Phonetic Alphabet, sometime I throw in a curve ball:

    N is for Gnome
    K is for Knight
    Z (pronouced "Zee" not "Zed") is for Xena

    etc...

    :twisted:

    -Ken
     
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  7. simonp83

    simonp83 Kilobyte Poster

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    Just use the phonetic alphabet like Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, etc.

    Saying that, my time doing radio and communication training with the RAF Regiment, i heard some weird stuff.

    "The code sequece is Alpha, Tango, Umbrella, Xena, Charlie, Uniform"
     
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  8. ThomasMc

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    Lol one of the guys I worked with in BT loved using Xenomorph
     
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  9. BrizoH

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    Made even better by using different words for the same letter and alternating between 'Oh' and 'Zero'. Helps keep them on their toes!

    Yes I am bored at work
     
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  10. BosonMichael
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    This. I was in the military for a few years, so this system is ingrained in my head.
     
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  11. Josiahb

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    I used to make up my own but nearly got myself into trouble...

    "T for Testic....Testing..."

    Now its phonetic alphabet all the way. :p
     
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  12. blue83

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    thanks guys,
    the phonetic alphabet seems a little boring and millitry, does anyone use there own but normal words

    T for Turds, W for Wee, :biggrin are quiet funny but dont think it'll go down so well in my new job
     
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    Or show your age:

    Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog, Easy...
     
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  14. gosh1976

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    The Phonetic Alphabet was taped up all over the place at my first phone support job. I tend to use a mixture of that alphabet and my own words.
     
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    Lol, it's when the use different words for the same letter that i really found strange, good thing my radio was on mute as i was laughing my arse off as i was traping round the fields of england with my back pack on.
     
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  16. Mr_Cellophane

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    I can't remember it all
    A for horses
    b for mutton
    d for dumb
    f for essence
    s for ransom
    u for cough

    It's all in the pronunciation :biggrin
     
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  17. tony.platts

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    One of the guys I worked with works had to work with a group of teenagers on community service. He didn't see why these kids who had broken the law frepeatedly should be rewarded with his tuition, and they didnt want to be there. He tried using the phonetic alphabet but was rewarded with abuse most of the lessons.

    After that he resorted A for arson, c for crack, and my personal favourite "S for showerblock which is where you two are going to meet your next boyfriend if you carry on shoplifting".
     
  18. martincrow

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    I use these words for the alphabets:
    A for all
    B for ball
    C for call
    D for doll
    E for enroll
    F for foul
    G for goal
    H for hall
    I for ill
    J for jill
    K for kill
    L for lol
    M for moll
    N for nail
    o for owl
    p for paul
    q for quill
    r for roll
    s for soil
    t for toll
    u for urine
    v for voilet
    w for will
    x for xtreme
    y for you
    z for zet
     
  19. Poley

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    r for robert loggia
    o for oh my god its robert loggia
    b for by god its robert loggia
    e for egad its robert loggia
    r for robert loggia
    t for tim look over there its robert loggia
    space
    l for look its robert loggia
    o for ohhhh its robert loggia
    g for gee i think i see robert loggia
    g for gosh that robert loggia is good lookin
    i for i see a hunkalicious robert loggia
    a for a**hole, look its robert loggia

    Sorry couldnt resist, saw this thread and instantly thought of family guy :D
     
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  20. derkit

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    My environment is the central government especially military and so I'm surrounded by people using the phonetic alphabet all day long - like anyone who has had to learn an equivalent to the alphabet (ie, Morse code for example) you quite quickly gain the ability to produce a string of phonetic or Morse characters that are the equivalent in everyday speak - eg. I can spell my full name and address phonetically so quickly that it usually makes the recipient on the other end of the telephone (ie, gas company etc.) stumble :-)

    Practice makes perfect, you may grasp it on day 1, you may take a little longer - no one will think badly of you if you don't use the correct one or some variation of.
     
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