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A Challenge!

Write a Phonetic Alphabet for Your Area of Washington

( X, Y & Z might cause you a few problems. )

NATO Phonetic Alphabet

  •  
  • LETTER
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L
  • M
  • N
  • O
  • P
  • Q
  • R
  • S
  • T
  • U
  • V
  • W
  • X
  • Y
  • Z
  •  
  •  
  • CODE WORD
  • Alpha
  • Bravo
  • Charlie
  • Delta
  • Echo
  • Foxtrot
  • Golf
  • Hotel
  • India
  • Juliet
  • Kilo
  • Lima
  • Mike
  • November
  • Oscar
  • Papa
  • Quebec
  • Romeo
  • Sierra
  • Tango
  • Uniform
  • Victor
  • Whisky
  • X-Ray
  • Yankee
  • Zulu
  •  

 

A Sample WASHINGTON Phonetic Alphabet

  •  
  • LETTER
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L
  • M
  • N
  • O
  • P
  • Q
  • R
  • S
  • T
  • U
  • V
  • W
  • X
  • Y
  • Z
  •  
  •  
  • CODE WORD(S)
  • Alfie's Bingo
  • Bird Inn
  • Chemical Works
  • Drive
  • Edith Avenue
  • 'F' Pit
  • Glebe Pit
  • Havannah
  • Inkerman House
  • Jonty Black's
  • Kings
  • Loo-y Bus
  • Matinee
  • New Inn
  • Old Hall
  • Penshaw Monument
  • Queens
  • Ritz
  • Sacco's
  • Top Club
  • Usworth Pit
  • Victoria Viaduct
  • Waterloo
  • X-Certificate
  • Y-Fronts
  • Zubes
  •  
  •  
  • EXPLANATION
  • Speculation Place
  • -
  • -
  • The Drive
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Terrace & Fields
  • Nr St. Michael's Church
  • Cinema Shop
  • Cinema
  • Waterloo to Waterside
  • Saturday a.m. at Regal
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Theatre, later Cinema
  • Cinema
  • Sweet Shop
  • Working Men's Club
  • -
  • -
  • Small Community
  • Film for over 16s
  • Men's Underpants
  • Menthol Lozenges
  •  

 

Remember, "Zubes are good for your tubes!" ?

Now have a go at writing your own personal Phonetic Alphabet relating to where you were born.
Fatfield, New Washington, Springwell, Usworth, The Village ... Wherever!
If that's a bit too difficult, try the whole Washington Area.
Feel free to nick some of my suggestions.

[ "I know I've spelt it incorrectly, but I prefer my Whisky with nothing in it ... especially NOT an E!" ]

 

Another Example of What You Can Do!

Tom's Washington Phonetic Alphabet

( Some excellent ideas here! )

A Sample WASHINGTON Phonetic Alphabet

  •  
  • LETTER
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L
  • M
  • N
  • O
  • P
  • Q
  • R
  • S
  • T
  • U
  • V
  • W
  • X
  • Y
  • Z
  •  
  •  
  • CODE WORD(S)
  • Arndale House
  • Blackfell Camp
  • Charlie Butt's
  • Dame Margaret's Hall
  • Embelton's
  • Fatfield War Memorial
  • Girdle Cake Cottage
  • Haggis Hall
  • Inbye
  • Jimmy Hagan
  • Kings Cinema
  • Loo-y Bus
  • Miners Rest
  • North Biddick Colliery
  • Oxclose Dene
  • Peareth Hall
  • Queens Cinema
  • Regal Cinema
  • Spout Lane
  • Tithe Barn
  • Usworth Park
  • Village Lane
  • Witt's Shop
  • X Marks The Spot
  • Yard
  • Zam Buk
  •  
  •  
  • EXPLANATION
  • Shopping Centre
  • Army Camp
  • This Shop sold everything!
  • Stately Home
  • Funeral Parlour
  • Formerly on Worm Hill
  • On North Bank, R. Wear
  • House in Fatfield
  • Pitmatic - 'Further In'
  • See: People; Hagan, Jimmy
  • Usworth Station Road
  • Waterloo to Waterside
  • Pub on Spout Lane
  • Near Victoria Bridge
  • Near The Galleries
  • Near Usworth Holy Trinity
  • Next to Victoria Hotel
  • Behind Washington Coop
  • New Inn to The Village
  • Near Usworth Holy Trinity
  • Manor Road
  • Village to Havannah
  • On Well Bank
  • 1942 Movie
  • Usworth School Playground
  • Antiseptic Ointment
  •  

 

Thanks to a fellow Usworth Lad (Chapel Street), Tom Copeman.

Why not see what You, Your Mates & Your Family can come up with?