A small filter to phonetize STDIN into the NATO phonetic alphabet. It’s very useful to spell passwords over the phone.

use strict;
my %ALPHA = map {uc(substr($_,0,1))=>$_} qw( Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta Echo Foxtrot Golf Hotel India Juliett Kilo Lima Mike November Oscar Papa Quebec Romeo Sierra Tango Uniform Victor Whiskey X-ray Yankee Zulu );
while(<STDIN>) {
        print $_, "\n";
        print join(' ',map {$ALPHA{uc($_)}||$_} (split(//,$_))),"\n";

Here’s the source code.
Yup, I know about Lingua::Alphabet::Phonetic::NATO but I needed a quick script without module dependencies. Yes, I haven’t been able to learn the NATO phonetic alphabet yet -unlike some geeks with too much time in their hands (you know who you are)- and yes, I know I’m lazy, but that’s why I am a perl fan anyway ;-) .
There’s more information about this alphabet atWikipedia. You migth want to donate a few bucks while you’re there.