"WA" ==> Western Australia?????


I have my nuvi 660 set to the female Australian voice. I love the accent!!! They call her Karen, but to me, she'll always be Sheila!!

Driving into SW Washington state, a couple of days ago, on State Road 14 East (WA 14 E), I was surprised to hear, "Take ramp, on right, to Western Australia 14 East."

What??? Did I just teleport 7,000 miles???

I can appreciate the tongue-in-cheek reference to Sheila's home country!!! Has anyone else encountered similar playful twists with abbreviations?


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FM in Texas

is a Farm to Market road. However, when using Emily (British), FM means Federated States of Micronesia!

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Using American Jill here in New Westminster, British Columbia the Queensborough Bridge is referred to as the Queensborough Brother...and Chong Lum Hin Seafood Restaurant comes across as Chong Lum Hin Seafood Reservation.


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Keep in mind that you are not only changing the voice, but the 'locale' as well. Not tongue and cheek as you say, but the way that it is supposed to work. Pretty ingenious programming if you ask me.

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