Phonetic Alphabet

The Phonetic Alphabet is an easy substitution cipher used by airplane pilots. The main reason for using it is that some letters sound really similar (like B, P, D and T), and can easily get confused over a bad connection, but the words that represent these letters sound quite different (Bravo, Papa, Delta, Tango) and can't be confused so easily.

Here is the alphabet:

Alpha
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


Here's a code for you to solve:


Bravo Romeo India November Golf    Mike Echo   Tango Hotel Echo   Papa Alpha Papa Echo Romeo


You can use the phonetic alphabet in memory games, or a general knowledge quiz, or break into teams and send phonetic alphabet messages by phone or by calling from one room to the next. You can even use it in a game like "battleships" where each player is only allowed to use the phonetic alphabet.