Comedy Phonetic Alphabet – Free Download

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Lots of us working with call centres have got used to the common use of the phonetic alphabet.

The use of A for Alpha, B for Bravo and C for Charlie has become a daily occurrence. Every now and again we get to see the funny way it is used or misused – such as “N for Knickers”.

When I was clearing out my Dad’s old papers I came across a comedy phonetic alphabet that started with “A is for ‘Orses” (Hay is for Horses) and “B for Mutton” (Beef or Mutton). I think that it was taken from a music hall sketch that Arthur Askey recored during the Second World War.

I think that this originated as the Surrealist Alphabet by Clapham and Dwyer sometime before the war, and it has also been named the Cockney Alphabet.

The original recording can be heard here

Modern Fun Phonetic Alphabet

I have updated this to a modern version that should be easier to follow in modern times.

Modern Comedy Phonetic Alphabet
Letter Fun Phonetic Phrase Translation
A A is for Horses Hay is for Horses
B B for Chicken Beef or Chicken
C C for Miles See for Miles
D D for Rent Different
E E for Way Either Way
F F for Vescence Effervescence
G G for Police Chief of Police
H H for Himself Each for Himself
I I for an Eye Eye for an Eye
J J for a Good Time Did You Have a Good Time
K K for Teria Cafeteria
L L for Leather Hell for Leather
M M for Sis Emphasis
N N for Mation Information
O O for the Hills and Far Away Over the Hills and Far Away
P P for Relief Pee for Relief
Q Q for a Call Centre Queue for a Call Centre
R R for Loaf Half a Loaf
S S for You It’s for You
T T for Two Tea for Two
U U for Me You for Me
V V for España Viva España
W W for Quits Double or Quits
X X for Breakfast Eggs for Breakfast
Y Y for Husband Wife or Husband
Z Z for a Doctor Send for a Doctor

Printable Modern Fun Phonetic Alphabet

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Original Funny Phonetic Alphabet

Although if you are looking for the original, I have put this together below:

Original Comedy Phonetic Alphabet
Letter Funny Phonetic Phrase Translation
A A is for Horses Hay is for Horses
B B for Chicken Beef or Chicken
C C for Islanders Seaforth Highlanders
D D for Ential Deferential
E E for Adam Eve or Adam
F F for Vescence Effervescence
G G for Police Chief of Police
H H for Respect Age for Respect
I I for Novello Ivor Novello
J J for Oranges Jaffa Oranges
K K for Answers Kay Francis
L L for Leather Hell for Leather
M M for Sis Emphasis
N N for A Dig In for a Dig
O O for The Garden Wall Over the Garden Wall
P P for Penny Pee for a Penny
Q Q for Song Cue for Song
R R for Mo Half a Mo’
S S for You It’s for You
T T for Two Tea for Two
U U for Films You for Films?
V V for La France Vive La France
W W for A Bob I’ll double you for a Bob
X X for Breakfast Eggs for Breakfast
Y Y for God’s Sake Why for God’s Sake
Z Z for a Breeze Zephyr Breeze

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Author: Jonty Pearce
Reviewed by: Robyn Coppell

Published On: 29th Jul 2022 - Last modified: 7th Jun 2024
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