Google Maps Navigation: You've Arrived At Your Dest-O-Nation

May 10, 2013 • 7:58 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps

Google Maps NavigationA Google Maps Help thread has some complaints from Google Maps Navigation users that the accent or pronunciation Google uses for arriving at your destination sounds like "dest-o-nation" instead of "destination."

Edward, a Google Maps user, asked in the forum thread:

Is there an upcoming fix for the Google Maps Navigation app? After the last update, it says "and your 'destonation' will be on the right." Once you're close to the destination, it says "your destination is on the x" normally.

Though the mistake doesn't affect the function of the app, it bothers me that it's been out there so long.

Julia from New York City said that it depends on where you are. If you are in the north east, Google Maps will prononce it as destination, whereas if you are in some other locations, Google Maps may pronounce it as dest-o-nation. She wrote:

I live in the north east, where the Navigation pronounces "destination" correctly. I just came back from a 5 day stay in Atlanta Georgia and everywhere I went the Navigation said I was arriving at my dest-OH-nation. The southern navigation lady should have a nice twangy accent to go with that.

Does this bother you?

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

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Praveen Sharma

05/10/2013 12:05 pm

Useless news.

Barry Schwartz

05/10/2013 12:09 pm

Cheer up.

Praveen Sharma

05/10/2013 12:16 pm

hahaha :)


05/10/2013 12:27 pm

You can definitely tell it's a slow news day! But I appreciate something to read, it's been slow here too =)

Jessica Thompson

05/10/2013 01:27 pm

I live in the northeast and it definitely says, "dest-o-nation." Frankly, I hope they never change it -- I've really enjoyed making fun of it for the past several months.

Brian Park

05/10/2013 03:20 pm

I noticed it few weeks back..My kids are laughing and imitating Google Voice - Destonation~~ It is love it..

E. E. Cummings

05/13/2013 04:34 am

A puzzler for me is checking my location history and finding the mileages listed are wildly exaggerated. This is a new twist (within the last month) on an otherwise excellent service. I truly expect to see this glitch rectified with the next update.

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