The phonetic alphabet that we’ve used for years is starting to look a bit tired.

‘Papa Golf Charlie Zulu’, for instance, sounds like an appalling Sunday afternoon with the in-laws in Guildford, finished off with a Michael Caine movie.

We think it’s time to update the phonetic alphabet for the young metropolitan style obsessive.

Something to help you to spell out the name of your favourite Artisan Sicilian pastry to a pop up vendor or to give the name of that Midtown club to your Uber driver.

So here goes:

Updated Phonetic Alphabet


Try it out next time you’re lost in Shoreditch – and let us know how you get on.

So over it and out.

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