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.
I reread my original post on this, and to be clear I did mean what you gathered. I'd rather have it say "turn (direction) at (name)".
The other phrase that bothers me, and I don't think there's really anything wrong with it other then taking longer, is "in (distance), get ready to turn (direction)". Personally I'd like to hear that as "Get ready to turn (direction) in (distance)". At least the TTS says "in a quarter mile..." instead of "in a quarter of a mile...".
/me picking at English phraseology that's likely different depending on what country/region you're in.