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Postby stiab3 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:39 pm

Can we get the English navigation voice to speak proper English? It should be drive SAFELY.
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Re: Drive Safe

Postby harling » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:05 am

stiab3 wrote:Can we get the English navigation voice to speak proper English? It should be drive SAFELY.

Forgive me for splitting hairs, but if Waze wanted to justify it, they might make the case that "safe" modifies the implied imperative subject ("You"), rather than the verb ("drive")--in which case the instruction does not say how you should drive, but what kind of driver you should be; i.e., be safe while driving. (There is a similar distinction between "Act happy" and "Act happily". The former means you should pretend that you are happy; the latter means you should be happy that you are pretending.)

Since the clearest meaning of "drive safe" is to tell someone how to drive, it really should use the adverb form "safely". But if Waze needs me to represent them in Grammar Court, I'm available for a modest fee. :-)
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Re: Drive Safe

Postby stiab3 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:11 pm

harling wrote:
stiab3 wrote:Can we get the English navigation voice to speak proper English? It should be drive SAFELY.

Forgive me for splitting hairs, but if Waze wanted to justify it, they might make the case that "safe" modifies the implied imperative subject ("You"), rather than the verb ("drive")--in which case the instruction does not say how you should drive, but what kind of driver you should be; i.e., be safe while driving. (There is a similar distinction between "Act happy" and "Act happily". The former means you should pretend that you are happy; the latter means you should be happy that you are pretending.)

Since the clearest meaning of "drive safe" is to tell someone how to drive, it really should use the adverb form "safely". But if Waze needs me to represent them in Grammar Court, I'm available for a modest fee. :-)


I was just going to name my car "Safe" and drive it.
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Drive Safe

Postby kieranrawley » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:36 pm

Is it a secure storage area for a car alongside a house perhaps?


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Re: Drive Safe

Postby bgodette » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:52 am

And while we're at it, how about "take a (turn direction) at (name)" vs "turn (direction) at (name)"?
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Re: Drive Safe

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:19 pm

bgodette wrote:And while we're at it, how about "take a (turn direction) at (name)" vs "turn (direction) at (name)"?

I agree with this. I would much rather hear Waze say "turn" rather than "take a." I would also like to hear it say, "Turn <direction> at the next intersection on to <street name>" Sometimes, due to closely spaced roads, the driver is unsure whether it is the next one or the one after. If Waze could time it out well, this would be very helpful and safe ... safer ... safely.
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Re: Drive Safe

Postby stiab3 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:06 pm

Yours actually says street names?!
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Re: Drive Safe

Postby gettingthere » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:40 pm

stiab3 wrote:Yours actually says street names?!
:shock:


New feature in Waze 2.4. Initially only available in the US & Canada.

BTW, it works well. Really puts Waze on par with standalone GPS devices and other more established players such as TomTom, Garmin, Navigon, etc.
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Re: Drive Safe

Postby stiab3 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:58 pm

I can't wait for it to get here. I expect comedy at some of the name pronounciations. . .

probably not a good thing when I'm driving. . .
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Re: Drive Safe

Postby Olmanrivah » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:05 pm

stiab3 wrote:Can we get the English navigation voice to speak proper English? It should be drive SAFELY.


How about drive safely 'yall!. :geek:
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