It is really important to be able to spell out something so others can understand you. That is why the military uses the following words to make letters understandable. Many letters in our alphabet sound similar, like “D” and “T” and “C” and “E” and “Z”, but they don’t sound at all alike when you say DELTA and TANGO and CHARLIE and ECHO and ZEBRA. Believe it or not, many people who work in offices use these on a regular basis to spell out things like e-mail address and when booking travel itineraries.
I shouldn’t laugh but just today I overheard someone spelling out a word and she said “Iguana” for the letter “I”. Of course, the person on the other end ddidn’t even know what letter “Iguana” started with so there was a bit of confusion. It sure would have been easier if she used the International Alphabet. Give the International Alphabet a try while spelling out your name.