Juliett Quebec are my initials according to the NATO phonetic alphabet, a spelling alphabet used worldwide in radio communications most notably by the military.
The purpose of the system is to prevent miscommunication and increase clarity. For example, on the battliefield, there are loud background noises, weak radio signal, and potential mispronounciations. A soldier on the battle field would use the phonetic alphabet when communicating initials, abbreviations, or spelling of words so that the message is clear to the receiver.
Here’s the full alphabet: Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliett, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-ray, Yankee, Zulu.
Whenever I’m talking to a call centre to get some help I’m often asked to spell my last name. The letters “M” and “N”, sound similar so I can use this alphabet to spell my last name.
Quebec, Uniform, India, Alpha, Mike, Brave, Alpha, Oscar