A few weeks ago, a friend and I were joking around about sending secret messages to each other... complete with military passwords. (You know, the kind used in fighter pilot and submarine movies so that the home base can understand clearly what is being said since so many letters sound similar. There's no mixing up letters when one hears Alpha, Bravo, Charlie...) She was trying to think of the name for F. It took me a few moments, but I remembered it was "Foxtrot". She laughed at me, and she didn't believe me. But, I was pretty sure I had heard it in a movie sometime.
Somehow and in some way, when I was speaking to my friend mike3e last night, the subject came up again. So, once again, "Foxtrot" was introduced into the mix, and Mike was able to confirm its validity on his computer at the same time. We then had a short discussion about "L" which is "Lima" - think PERU, not BEAN! For a little enjoyment, I thought I'd include the Phonetic Alphabet Chart here. While there are numerous variations, many consider the NATO alphabet the "most correct." (This is also known as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) code.)
Sierra Tango Romeo Echo Mike