Turn Right, My Love

 

Have GPS voices become the new 'other woman' in American relationships?
Link to column in The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/27/fashion/27FamilyMatters.ht...

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Interesting report....

I know I have my preferences when it comes to my GPS voice. I have tried others and I still go back to my UK mistress: Kate. My wife also prefers Kate. All together now we have a threesome going on. Works for us.

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The three of us too

My fiance and I both prefer "Australian Karen". Nice voice, and we feel some of the best, or at least most enjoyable, pronunciations.

I wonder if more couples are "open" and agree on the voice, or "keep their affair secret"?

I do have ot say though, that it does feel strange and a little lonely when I'm in someone else's car and they are using a different voice.

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My "1st woman" hates Jill...

She is absolutely incensed that I pay more attention to Jill than to her. Of course, much of that is because Jill is 99.9% right, and my "1st woman" is 99.9% wrong--at least with respect to directions.

In fact, I've let Jill sit quietly a few times while my "other GPS" gives us directions--until we get lost that is. Funny though, how those mis-directions haven't stopped her from despising Jill.

Hmmm...just thought of a new name (that I must keep in secret to myself if I want to live)...Miss Direction...

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Jill 2

While I also refer to Jill, even she (at times) has become confused. Telling me to turn down a road that is, in fact, a wooded area or ignoring roads that actually exist. Oh, I know I should update her... wait, I just did and still have those issues. LOL... "Jill" is just another woman in my life. smile

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Wife does not care for

Wife does not care for Karen. But she is tops for me. razz

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I"m partial to Dr. Nightmare

I"m partial to Dr. Nightmare on my Nuvi.

"Let me consult my magic book" cracks me up.

Gotta try French voices one of these days

I wonder if they are as funny as the ones you mention in our currently-spoken (well, typed, anyway) language.

For now all we have, are second-rate actors lending their voices. So my Ségo remains muted, and that's just fine grin

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My To-Do List includes

My To-Do List includes recording voicework for a nagging female and male.
For those missing loved ones in the car on that long trip...

"SLOW DOWN - your right turn is NOW"

"WAKE UP - did you not hear me? Your left turn is in .2 miles"

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I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.

Australian Karen all the way!

I really like her voice the best.. especially with my voice editing.

Headed to Philmont Scout camp tomorrow with my first attempt at using a Garmin Etrex.. wish me luck!

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re: Australian Karen all the way!

FLIP wrote:

I really like her voice the best.. especially with my voice editing.

She has a Facebook group: search for The GPS Girl.

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She's got a website as well

The same search (GPS Karen or GPS Girl) should get you there.

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

LOL funny story.

LOL funny story.

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lol

Her own facebook page. Now that is a sign of the times.

Funny This Topic Should Come Up

This cartoon appeared almost a year ago:

http://www.chron.com/apps/comics/showComick.mpl?date=2009080...

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Karen

rocknicehunter wrote:

My fiance and I both prefer "Australian Karen". Nice voice, and we feel some of the best, or at least most enjoyable, pronunciations.

I wonder if more couples are "open" and agree on the voice, or "keep their affair secret"?

I do have ot say though, that it does feel strange and a little lonely when I'm in someone else's car and they are using a different voice.

My wife hates Karen. My daughter likes her voice as well and that annoys my wife no end. It is funny how she says names of Indian origin.

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Could Garmin to create a TTS voice of the wife?

That would end the controversy? 8^)

Yeah riiiight.....

D'you wanna hear comments like "You prefer that computerized subversion of me, I'm dumpin' ya !" ???

That's why mine's in silent mode - also, my grandkids were telling me that I wasn't listening to the lady, and I had to make up some stories about her being jealous of my wife and our fantastic love story. And I was never sure how those girls were repeating that...

By the way, an international inside joke. In French, there's two explanations for the acronym GPS:

1. Guide du Paumé solitaire - Guide for Lonesome Looser;

2. Gourde qui Parle toute Seule - the Bitch that's Talkin' to Herself

I could do with some humorous comments, though - like you're mentioning in your comments ? But not in French, they don't wanna be humorous in French.

Sob...

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

Dr Nightmare

grtlake wrote:

I"m partial to Dr. Nightmare on my Nuvi.

"Let me consult my magic book" cracks me up.

Problem with Dr Nightmare is that he doesn't give street names-just turn in 400 feet.

pretty wild......

Are we on the verge of naming our GPS units ???? What happens if we 'break up'(buy a new unit).....will the former unit never speak to us again ?? HAHAHAHA

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wpd909 wrote:

Are we on the verge of naming our GPS units ????

Naming our GPS units? Been there, done that, and there's a discussion about it: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/1052

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Could Garmin to create a TTS voice of the wife?

david_kahn wrote:

That would end the controversy? 8^)

Well, you could create it yourself:

http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/us/ontheroad/voicestudio

Been using voice Jack

Has me thinking now of using the voice editor and going to Jill or Australian Female and having them talk sweet to me. I had always used the guys voice because I didn't want a female telling me were to go. Already have my wife telling me how to drive. Glad she don't read the forum, if she did I sure she would tell me were to go. LOL

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Fun and interesting read.

a_user wrote:

Have GPS voices become the new 'other woman' in American relationships?
Link to column in The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/27/fashion/27FamilyMatters.ht...

That was a great read!smile

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naming our GPS

My wife and kids named my GPS unit on the first trip we took with it. They only refer to the GPS by its name. I of coarse don't use the name but will answer to any questions they address to her name.

Re: Turn Right, My Love

a_user wrote:

Have GPS voices become the new 'other woman' in American relationships?
Link to column in The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/27/fashion/27FamilyMatters.ht...

I'm all for British Daniel, myself.

fickle

After seeing a picture of Karen, it is time to dump Jill and go with the Aussie gal. No shame!

Why

chznor wrote:

After seeing a picture of Karen, it is time to dump Jill and go with the Aussie gal. No shame!

But I like Jill best of all !!

guy

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GPS names

No matter what Garmin calls the voice, my wife named ours Monica. Now she says that I have two smart woman in the car.
I only listen to one (Monica)

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