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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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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 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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Re: Drive Safe

Postby RickW-NC » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:37 am

The joke on TV is the gps says "turn right" and the driver slams into a building, then the gps says "in 50 feet". I like it the way it is, the first part tells me how closely I should listen and the last thing tells me the direction and since most people only remember the last thing they hear, that is what will stick in your mind and it is clearly the most important part. I am glad they did not get cute and say "Hang a Louie" for take a left or "take a Roscoe" for turn right. That WAS fun in high-school though. Waze on!
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Re: Drive Safe

Postby RickW-NC » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:29 am

The local instructions here are "Turn left where the old school was" or "turn right where the big oak tree used to be before it got hit by lightning". I also noticed if you asked a native where a street was by route number you would get a blank stare. If you asked for the same street by the name, they would tell you nine ways to get there. When I lived in FL everything had numbers and you could only go in the main 4 directions. Getting lost was not an option as you had swamp on one side and ocean on the other. Every few miles it said welcome to some city!!! Waze on.
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Drive Safe

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 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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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 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 stiab3 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:43 pm

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


How about drive safely 'yall!. :geek:


Well. . . given that there's only one driver (and in most cases, no passengers), then y'all is unnecessary.
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