Thursday, 15 January 2009

O is for Orange, and N is for...

Note to self: MUST learn the NATO Phonetic Alphabet to appear more businesslike.

My own make-it-up-on-the-spot version isn't working quite as well as it usually does.

Spelling out my surname on the phone today revealed an unexpected gem:

"...T for tortoise, O for orange and N for, um, N for Knickers." 

Tut tut. Me a copywriter and all. Thank God I was speaking to BT and not a client.


Single Parent Dad said...


I have my own ad-hoc version too. But what a silly mistake.

N is for Knife!

family affairs said...

Very funny and much better than the foxtrot oscar boring bollocks L x

Susanna (A Modern Mother) said...

Love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

tee hee, that tickled me!

p.s. N is for 'not now darling, mummy's on the phone'

Elisa said...

LOL - that's funny :-) Mommy brain can strike at any time ;-)

that girl? said...

I much prefer yours! Similar to mine as N is for knackered!

Tara@Sticky Fingers said...

Don't worry about it, that is just mummy brain rot. A well known and proven condition. Happens to us all (*whisper* and if you keep passing it on and spreading the word, no one will be any the wiser!)

Visiting from Alpha Mummy's carnival by the way. Hello!