This is Not the NATO Alphabet You’re Looking For

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Forty Four]

The International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet, commonly known as the NATO phonetic alphabet or the ICAO phonetic alphabet, is the most widely used radiotelephone spelling alphabet. The ITU phonetic alphabet and figure code is a variant.

I’m sick of having that damn thing crammed down my throat and so in the interest of chaos, mayhem, and shenanigans, I offer do humbly offer the CHAOS Alphabet.

But first the news:

To create the alphabet, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) assigned codewords acrophonically to the letters of the English alphabet, so that letters and numbers would have distinct names that would be most easily understood by those who exchange voice messages by radio or telephone, regardless of language differences or the quality of the communication channel.[1] Such spelling alphabets are often called “phonetic alphabets”, but they are unrelated to phonetic transcription systems such as the International Phonetic Alphabet.

The 26 code words in the spelling alphabet are assigned to the 26 letters of the English alphabet in alphabetical order as follows: 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.

Now that you understand where we’re starting from, let’s play.

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This Song’s Gonna Get Stuck Inside Your Head

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Eighty Nine]

Sorry.

Not sorry.

But first the news:

Yes, Lego Movie 2: The Second Part came out a year ago, but it just released on Netflix here in the Netherlands and we at the Leander house ate it up the other day.

And, well.

Here’s THAT song.

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Welcome To Twenty Twenty One

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Eighty Eight]

Photo by Dan Cook on Unsplash

Sit down, put your seatbelt on, and don’t touch anything.

Let’s take this one day at a time, shall we?

Sure, it may seem like this year is the answer to life, the universe, and everything, but let’s think of it more like Happy Fun Ball, okay?

But first the news:

Yes, it’s Twenty Twenty One! The year that’s sweeping the world!

Only $14.95 at participating stores! Get one today!

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