Phonetic alphabets

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Mon Dec 6 00:11:38 UTC 2004

On Dec 5, 2004, at 3:58 PM, i wrote:

> 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

one of the first times i used this, the order-taker at the other end of
the line broke out in delighted laughter and said, "oh, do it *again*!"
  made my day.


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