Dear Appliance Manufacturers.
Name your shit.

I do not want to have to remember if I like the PDQ/1FU2-33AQNX5000 or the PDP/1EU2-33AQMY5500

Just call them the BURNINATOR 5000 and the CINDER-MAKER 5500

IT'S JUST THAT FUCKING EASY.

And it doesn't help that my wife (who has a Colombian accent) refuses to learn the ITU phonetic alphabet.

Her: "...NX..."
Me: "Did you say November X-ray?"
Her: "No. New York Xylephone"
Me: "November Yankee X-ray?"
Her: "No Y."
Me: "Because I need to know the right letter!"
#whiskeyOnFirst

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@saramg I always underestimated the power of the phonetic alphabet until I'd learned it and was forced to communicate over a radio with folks who'd never heard of it ...

@ericmann Once of my more masochistic past-times is calling airlines and providing my flight confirmation number in phonetic alphabet and having them not understand me.

YOU WORK FOR AN AIRLINE, HOW IS THIS NOT DAY ONE TRAINING???

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