April 06, 2010

Annals of Orthographical Curiosities

I'm going to Denver tomorrow for the always entertaining AWP Conference, and today had to call my airline because their website wouldn't let me check in online. It turned out that they'd swapped my confirmation number for a new one without telling me (I love it when airlines do that), but the woman I spoke to was very helpful and with a minimum of fuss read me my new one, the last digit of which was:

"E... as in X-ray."

...which I'm pretty sure is not standard NATO phonetics — but I did manage to check in after that, so I suppose I shouldn't complain.

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