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Funny military radio code I found


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I don't know who made that, but 4 is "four," not "fower" and 5 is "five," not "fife."

It's not how the word is spelt but rather how it is pronounced, it's called a phonetic alphabet for a reason.  Basically by pronouncing the numbers in that way you eliminate some of the possibility of them getting mistakenly misinterpreted over the radio. Possibly a good thing if you are in the military and don't want bombs/mortars dropped on you by friendlies.

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It's not how the word is spelt but rather how it is pronounced, it's called a phonetic alphabet for a reason.  Basically by pronouncing the numbers in that way you eliminate some of the possibility of them getting mistakenly misinterpreted over the radio. Possibly a good thing if you are in the military and don't want bombs/mortars dropped on you by friendlies.

I know that, I am a former Marine.  It's still incorrect.  I have never heard a comm with someone saying "fife" instead of "five."

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I know that, I am a former Marine.  It's still incorrect.  I have never heard a comm with someone saying "fife" instead of "five."

Neither have I. Usually drag out the -V-, so fiv-ve. But then again like you said geocities. Not somewhere I'd be getting accurate and trustworthy military info from.

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