Phonetic alphabets

Barbara Need nee1 at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Mon Dec 6 04:27:21 UTC 2004

>i've actually used the following, the ungulate spelling for my last
>name (which is notoriously troublesome, so much so that i've been using
>pseudonyms for decades):
>Z as in zebra
>W as in water buffalo
>I as in ibex
>C as in cow
>K as in kudu
>Y as in yak
>arnold (a.k.a. alexander adams)

I've actually been asked to spell MY last name, most of my life! The
polite version is

N as in North
double E

This I heard from my mother when I was young. My brother or sister,
one day when really frustrated, suggested it ought to end

D as in Dumb!

Barbara Need

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