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Texas & Micronesia

(putting this in the Chit Chat forum instead of the South Central forum because some day someone else may go to Texas and experience this)

Last time I came back from Texas - after the RTE in Cushing - I was on one of those "Farm Market" roads. They are abbreviated on maps, signs, and my Garmin GPS as "FM", followed by a number. It took me a few seconds to understand what the female British voice meant when she said "turn left on Federated States of Micronesia 1505" (or some such number)!!

I didn't take the time to switch to a U.S. voice to hear what they called it. I just thought that was funny.

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post #2 of 4 Old Jun 21st, 2013, 8:36 pm
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We have a friend named Viola but goes by Vi. Sammie has her address in her GPS & when we get close to Vi's house we hear "Arriving at Virgin Island"

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Now that's funny. I wonder how many other abbreviations (or is that "initializations"?) the GPS has fun with?

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Re: Texas & Micronesia

Reminds me of a funny story. When I was still a working stiff, I managed a technology implementation team for a while and had a no-nonsense female consultant named Monica working on my team. One day one of my team members informed me he had started calling his GPS voice Monica, because both of them are always telling him what to do :-)

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