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Hi!

I work as a secretary and I sometimes have to spell names on the telephone. Sometimes it's difficult to understand some letters which are pronnounced in a similar way so it's usual to include a word which begins with that letter. I know there's an international list to spell words, for example I think the word for 'A' is 'Alfa'. But in Spanish when we spell a word we normally say the name of a city or country, for example: 'A' de Argentina, 'B' de Barcelona, and so on.

What do people from English speaking countries do? Is there a set list you normally use? And another question, do you say: 'A' from/of Argentina?
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Nona The BritYou know I've never seen the whole list before.

That explains why a popular show in the UK about a policewoman was called Juliette Bravo. I never watched it but assumed it was her name. Or perhaps it was and this was a joke I missed!

I think the character's name was Kate something-or-other, and JB was her radio ID.

The actress (Anna-something-or-other) says that people always ask her, "aren't you that Juliet Bravo?"

MrP
"L as in Lima" is preferred in the U.S., as far as I know from my experience as a native speaker.

CJ
Teachers: We supply a list of EFL job vacancies
A ..........ALPHAN ..........NOVEMBER
B ..........BRAVOO ..........OSCAR
C ..........CHARLIEP ..........PAPA
D ..........DELTAQ ..........QUEBEC
E ..........ECHOR ..........ROMEO
F ..........FOXTROTS ..........SIERRA
G ..........GOLFT ..........TANGO
H ..........HOTELU ..........UNIFORM
I ..........INDIAV ..........VICTOR
J ..........JULIETW ..........WHISKY
K ..........KILOX ..........X-RAY
L ..........LIMAY ..........YANKEE
M ..........MIKEZ ..........ZULU