Phonetic alphabets

Sally Donlon sod at LOUISIANA.EDU
Mon Dec 6 15:05:25 UTC 2004

As well, my name seems endlessly simple to me, but most
folks feel the need to insert a third syllable in the
middle. I have resorted to suggesting they reverse the
syllables in LONDON, which really confuses most people but
provides me a good bit of fun!

sally donlon

Barbara Need wrote:
>> 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
> D
> This I heard from my mother when I was young. My brother or sister,
> one day when really frustrated, suggested it ought to end
> and
> D as in Dumb!
> Barbara Need

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