A Kiss Without Commitment
by Daniel Bedingfield

A kiss without commitment’s
Like a flower without the rain
It only leads to pain
And it fills my heart with emptiness
Your touch without commitment’s
Like a calm before the storm
The tears are starting to form in my eyes

When I kissed you I was curious
The child that I was
I never realised I would love you so
And in the magic of the moment
I was swept to the side
And I saw your heart
So small and tender

Physical is fine
But I cannot avoid the pain
I’m like an express train
As I surge towards the mountains
I am certain as I’m livin’
I cannot do this again
We’re much too greater friends
To play games

When I kissed you it was
Everything I dreamed it would be
But I never dreamed it would mean so much to me
And our friendship is too valuable to carelessly lose
So today I choose
To really love you

Jessica your heart is
Like a newly budding rose
Expanding as she grows
Your petals have been bruised
But you have so much love to give
And it’s so beautiful to see
You’re beautiful to me, my friend

And when I kissed you
I believed it wouldn’t get in the way
I want to stay your friend and have it fine
And I’m hoping that our God can make great things of our lives
His love survives
The greatest struggles

Jessica your gate is open, nothing in your way
A friend you’ll always stay to me
Whatever else we’re gonna be
A friend
You’ll always stay to me

Pernahkah anda mendengar istilah phonetic alphabet? Phonetic alphabet adalah teknik untuk menyuarakan huruf dalam pengejaan melalui komunikasi radio, telephone, dll. Hal ini dilakukan untuk membuat pihak yang sedang diajak bicara tidak menyalahartikan informasi yang disampaikan terutama yang menyangkut no seri atau kode tertentu yang tidak boleh salah satu huruf pun.

Terdapat banyak standar dan bahasa yang digunakan untuk standar phonetic alphabet di seluruh dunia ini, namun hanya beberapa saja yang populer di kalangan umum. Untuk itu saya ingin berbagi tentang beberapa hal yang berkaitan dengan phonetic alphabet yang mungkin bisa membantu anda dalam melakukan pengejaan suatu ketika nanti.

*** English ***

A : Alpha
B : Bravo
C : Charlie
D : Delta
E : Echo
F : Foxtrot
G : Golf
H : Hotel
I : India
J : Juliet
K : Kilo
L : Lima
M : Mike
N : November
O : Oscar
P : Papa
Q : Quebec
R : Romeo
S : Sierra
T : Tango
U : Uniform
V : Victor
W : Whiskey
X : X-ray
Y : Yankee
Z : Zulu

[standar diatas mulai digunakan sejak 1955 oleh North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) dan disetujui pula oleh beberapa organisasi seperti International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO),  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) dan International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Namun beberapa organisasi tersebut terkadang menggunakan ejaan yang berbeda seperti: Alfa Juliett Juliette Oskar Viktor.]

[terdapat beberapa laporan bahwa Polisi di UK – Kerajaan Inggris lebih suka menggunakan Indigo dibandingkan India.
German army handbook 90/91: Alfa Foxtrott Juliett.
Versi Italia: Alfa Charly Foxtrot Giuliet Romio Wiskey.
Beberapa versi buku Indonesia: Beta Ultra Volvo Whisky X-ray.
Standar pendahulu dari yang sekarang dipakai (1952?): Alfa Coca Metro Nectar Siera Union Whisky eXtra]

‘Telecom B’ :
[Terdapat kesamaan dengan Apples Butter Charlie]

Alfred Benjamin Charles David Edward Frederick George Harry Ishak Jack King London Maria Nellie Oliver Peter Ratu Robert Samuel Tommy Paman Victor William Xray Yellow Zebra

[ditemukan penggunaannya di direktori telepon Swedia, Belanda, Hungaria. Dalam direktori Kenya terdapat Charlie dan tidak ada Y.
Direktori Swiss: Andrew Charlie Queenie Lussy Sugar.
Buku kosakata Perancis/Jerman: Andrew Charlie Lucy Mike Nelly Sugar Xmas.
Kamus Norwegia: Andrew Charlie Lucy Sugar Victory Xerxes.]

‘British A’:

Amsterdam Baltimore Casablanca Denmark Edison Florida Gallipoli Havana Italia Jerusalem Kilogramme Liverpool Madagascar New_york Oslo Paris Quebec Roma Santiago Tripoli Uppsala Valencia Washington Xantippe Yokohama Zurich

Bombay telephone directory 1962 :

Army Brother Cinema Doctor English Father Gold Hotel India Jam King Lady Mother Navy Orange Paper Queen Raja Sister Table Uncle Victory Water X-ray Yellow Zero

Kenya & Tanzania telephone directories 1966:

Africa Bombay Charlie Durban England Freddie George Harry India Japan Kenya London Mombasa Nairobi Orange Peter Queen Robert Sugar Tanga Uganda Victory William X-Ray Yellow
Zanzibar

Johannesburg telephone directory 1965:

Arthur Betty Charlie David Edward Frederick George Harry Isaac Jane Kate Lucy Mary Nellie Olive Peter Queen Robert Simon Thomas Union Violet William X-Ray York Zero

Malaya telephone directory 1964:

Australia Bombay China Denmark England Fiji Ghana Hongkong India Japan Kedah London Malacca Norway Osaka Penang Queensland Russia Singapore Turkey Uganda Victoria Wales X’Ray Yokohama Zanzibar

Digunakan oleh polisi di Kota New York:
[terdapat kesamaan standar ARRL dan Western Union]

Adam Boy Charlie David Edward Frank George Henry Ida John King Lincoln Mary Nora Ocean Peter Queen Robert Sam Tom Union Victor William X-ray Young Zebra
[Variasi: Eddie Larry Nancy Thomas Yankee Yellow]

ARRL (American Radio Relay League) alphabet (1948):
[terdapat kesamaan dengan Western Union dan Able Baker]

Adam Baker Charlie David Edward Frank George Henry Ida John king Lewis Mary Nancy Otto Peter queen Robert Susan Thomas Union Victor William X-ray Young Zebra

[namun saat ini ARRL mengikuti/menggunakan standar yang sama dengan NATO/ICAO/ITU]
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