A quick cheat sheet to learn British table manners.
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There are so many tests you can take online to test your English knowledge. Here is one among them from BBC.
Get! Set! Ready! Gooo!
I have got this audio as email forward. This is between a call centre person and a customer.
P.S : This post is not intended to make fun on anyone. Just enjoy the conversation.
The image below is the new way of teaching English Alphabets. If you are a web2.0 techi, you would be able to understand.
Have you got all 26 alphabets?
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Talking to a call centre person had become a part of our life. Most of the times we struggle to spell our personal information like Name, Address etc., This may be because of the poor signal, or influence of native slang.
In such cases the call centre person are trained to use “NATO Phonetic alphabet”. It is also known as spelling alphabet.
What is this NATO Phonetic alphabet?
According to Wiki,
NATO alphabet assigns code words to the letters of the English alphabet acrophonically so that critical combinations of letters (and numbers) can be pronounced and understood by those who transmit and receive voice messages by radio or telephone regardless of their native language, especially when the safety of navigation or persons is essential.
Knowing this NATO Phonetic alphabet would make our life easier; especially when we talk to a call centre person.
Here is the list of NATO Phonetic Alphabets. This set is being used world wide.
A – Alpha
B – Bravo
D – Delta
E – Echo
F – Foxtrot
G – Golf
H – Hotel
I – India
J – Juliet
K – Kilo
L – Lima
M – Mike
N – November
O – Oscar
P – Papa
Q – Quebec
R – Romeo
S – Sierra
T – Tango
U – Uniform
V – Victor
W – Whiskey
X – X-ray
Y – Yankee
Z – Zulu