I have a peculiar problem. I fumble over phonetic alphabets while instructing people over the phone.
Today, for example, I was on the line with a customer care executive. I was telling him the model number for my DVD player, which needs repair.
So, since the model number was alphanumeric, I used phonetic alphabets - like 'D for Delhi', 'E for Elephant' so that he may not mistake 'D' for 'T', 'A' for 'J' and suchlike.
Those were the easier ones.
What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think of the letter F?
Maybe I have a rotten, corrupt mind, but I struggle to promptly come up with 'clean' words for some letters.
"S for... err... you know... ummm... (blush)...Patna?"
Does anyone else have the same problem?