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Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients - Test List for North America
(Testing results are for the Nuance "Samantha" voice and NOT for the Google "Jane" voice!)
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Created 2012-01-18 by GizmoGuy411, (As of 2014-08-24T13:00Z no longer sourced from Excel file) Updated: 2015-03-25T04:00Z(See NOTES at end of document for legend and additional info)
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Please discuss or submit info in the following Waze forum:Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients
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Entry to be tested (in full text)Abbr. or Acronym for testPrefered TTS resultNotesAbbr. SourceDate Added toConfirmed Test ResultsLast TestedS
y
n
c
e
d
Proposed Change:
A=Add
R=Remove
?=Discussion Needed

Completed = !
(Items for Champ vote)
Change since 2015-02-25 flag
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Official Abbr. for:
M = MUTCD
U = USPS (standard)
u = USPS (common use)
C = Canada Post
This listWMEROUTING or DESTINATION TTS

(Not yet differentiated. See notes for Column "F" below)
ROUTING TTS

(Not prefixed with the word "at".)
DESTINATION TTS

(Prefixed with the word "at".)
DateTester
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Numerics
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1st1stGizmoGuy4112012-08-22*
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1st Rd1st RdGizmoGuy4112012-08-22*
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1st St1st StGizmoGuy4112012-08-22*
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2nd2ndGizmoGuy4112012-08-22*
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2nd Rd2nd RdGizmoGuy4112012-08-22*
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2nd St2nd StGizmoGuy4112012-08-22*
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3rd3rdinvented2012-05-092012-05-093rd ("third')2012-05-09invented*
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3rd Rd3rdGizmoGuy4112012-08-22*
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3rd St3rdGizmoGuy4112012-08-22*
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4th4thGizmoGuy4112012-08-22*
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4th Rd4th RdGizmoGuy4112012-08-22*
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4th St4th StGizmoGuy4112012-08-22*
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41st Rd41st RdGizmoGuy4112012-08-22*
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41st St41st StGizmoGuy4112012-08-22*
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42nd Rd42nd RdGizmoGuy4112012-08-22*
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42nd St42nd StGizmoGuy4112012-08-22*
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43rd Rd43rd RdGizmoGuy4112012-08-22*
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43rd St43rd StGizmoGuy4112012-08-22*
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101st St101st StGizmoGuy4112012-08-222012-08-22101st St
("one hundred-first street")
2012-08-22GizmoGuy411*
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209th Ave209th AveAlanOfTheBurg2012-08-222012-08-22209th Ave
("two hundred-nineth avenue")
2012-08-22AlanOfTheBurg*
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A
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A ("aa")"A"GizmoGuy4112012-03-042012-03-04A ("aa")2012-03-22GizmoGuy411*
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A ("aa")AGizmoGuy4112012-02-202012-02-20A ("aa")2012-03-22GizmoGuy411*
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AdmiralAdm.GizmoGuy4112014-03-062014-06-12Adminisration2014-06-12GizmoGuy411*
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AdministraionAdmGizmoGuy4112014-03-062014-06-12n/a, says "aa dee emm"2014-06-12GizmoGuy411*
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Air Force BaseAFBsketch2014-08-162014-08-16n/a2014-08-16GizmoGuy411*A
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Air National GuardANGsketch2014-08-162014-08-16n/a2014-08-16GizmoGuy411*A
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AirportArptAndyPoms2012-09-102012-09-10Airport2012-09-10AndyPoms*
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AlleyAlleeu2012-03-042012-03-04Alley2012-05-15GizmoGuy411*
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AlleyAllyu2012-01-182012-01-18Alley2012-02-20GizmoGuy411*
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AlleyAlyU2012-01-182012-01-18Alley2012-02-14GizmoGuy411*
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AlleywayAlleywayGizmoGuy4112015-03-23*
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AlternateAltshould say "alt"M / CBenson 2012-03-042012-03-04n/a. (See below)2014-08-24sketch*
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AlternateALTshould say "alternate"short second 'a' – adjective formM / CBenson 2012-03-042012-03-04n/a. (See below)2014-08-24sketch*A
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Alternate RouteAltGizmoGuy4112012-03-042012-03-04Alternate Route2014-08-24sketch*R
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Alternate RouteALTGizmoGuy4112012-03-042012-03-04Alternate Route2014-08-24sketch*R
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AnnexAnexu2012-01-182012-01-18Annex2012-02-20GizmoGuy411*
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AnnexAnxU2012-01-182012-01-18Annex2012-02-14GizmoGuy411*
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ApartmentAptGizmoGuy4112012-10-232012-10-23Apartment2012-10-30GizmoGuy411*
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ApartmentApt.GizmoGuy4112012-10-232012-10-23Apartment2012-10-30GizmoGuy411*
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ApartmentsAptsGizmoGuy4112012-10-232012-10-23Apartments2012-10-30GizmoGuy411*
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ApartmentsApts.GizmoGuy4112012-10-232012-10-23Apartments2012-10-30GizmoGuy411*
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ArcadeArcU2012-01-212012-01-21Arcade2012-03-22GizmoGuy411*
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AttorneyAtyGizmoGuy4112014-03-062014-06-12n/a, says 2014-06-12GizmoGuy411*
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AttorneyAty.GizmoGuy4112014-03-062014-06-12n/a, says 2014-06-12GizmoGuy411*
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AttorneyAttyGizmoGuy4112014-03-062014-06-12n/a, says 2014-06-12GizmoGuy411*
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AttorneyAtty.GizmoGuy4112014-03-062014-06-12Attorney2014-06-12GizmoGuy411*
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AutorouteAutCU2012-03-042012-03-04n/a2012-05-15GizmoGuy411*
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AvenueAvCM2012-01-182012-01-18Avenue2012-02-14gettingthere*
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AvenueAveCMU2012-01-182012-01-18Avenue2012-02-14GizmoGuy411*
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AvenueAvenu2012-01-182012-01-18Avenue2012-02-20GizmoGuy411*
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AvenueAvenuu2012-01-182012-01-18Avenue2012-02-20GizmoGuy411*
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AvenueAvnu2012-01-182012-01-18n/a. See others2012-02-20GizmoGuy411*
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AvenueAvnueu2012-01-182012-01-18Avenue2012-02-20GizmoGuy411*
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B
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B ("b")"B"GizmoGuy4112012-03-042012-03-04B ("b")2012-03-22GizmoGuy411*
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B ("b")BGizmoGuy4112012-02-202012-02-20B ("b")2012-03-22GizmoGuy411*
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BasementBsmtGizmoGuy4112012-02-152012-02-15Basement2012-02-20GizmoGuy411*
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BayouByuU2012-01-182012-01-18Bayou2012-02-14GizmoGuy411*
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BeachBchU2012-01-182012-01-18Beach2012-02-14GizmoGuy411*
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BendBndU2012-01-182012-01-18Bend2012-02-14GizmoGuy411*
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Bureau of Indian AffairsBIAvectorspace2012-09-092014-08-15GizmoGuy4112014-08-15GizmoGuy411*
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Bureau of Indian AffairsBiavectorspace2012-09-092014-08-15GizmoGuy4112014-08-15GizmoGuy411*
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BluffBlf U2012-01-182012-01-18Bluff2012-02-14GizmoGuy411*
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BluffBluf u2012-03-042012-03-04Bluff2012-05-15GizmoGuy411*
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BluffsBlfs U2012-03-042014-06-12Blufs2014-06-12GizmoGuy411*
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BottomBot u2012-01-182012-01-18Bottom2012-02-14GizmoGuy411*
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BottomBottm u2012-03-042014-06-12n/a, poor pronounce2014-06-12GizmoGuy411*
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BottomBTMU2012-01-182012-01-18Bottom2012-02-14GizmoGuy411*
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Boro/BoroughBORGizmoGuy4112013-01-102013-01-10n/a, Says "bor"n/a, Says "bor"2013-01-14GizmoGuy411*
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Boro/BoroughBorGizmoGuy4112013-01-102013-01-10n/a, Says "bor"n/a, Says "bor"2013-01-14GizmoGuy411*
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Boro/BoroughBOROGizmoGuy4112012-10-292012-10-29BoroughBorough2013-01-14GizmoGuy411*
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Boro/BoroughBoroGizmoGuy4112012-10-292012-10-29BoroughBorough2013-01-14GizmoGuy411*
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BoulevardBlvdCMU2012-01-182012-01-18Boulevard2012-02-14GizmoGuy411*
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BoulevardBoul C2012-03-042012-03-04Boulevard2012-05-15GizmoGuy411*
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BoulevardBoulv u2012-03-042012-03-04Boulevard2012-05-15GizmoGuy411*
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BoundBndCBenson 2012-03-042012-03-04n/a. Says "bend"2012-05-15GizmoGuy411*
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BranchBrU2012-01-182012-01-18Branch2014-08-15GizmoGuy411*R
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BranchBrnch u2012-03-042012-03-04Branch2014-08-15GizmoGuy411*
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BrigadierBrigGizmoGuy4112014-03-062014-06-12n/a, says "bgig"2014-06-12GizmoGuy411*
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BrigadierBrig.GizmoGuy4112014-03-062014-06-12n/a, says "bgig"2014-06-12GizmoGuy411*
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BridgeBrM2012-01-182012-01-18n/a, says "Branch"2012-02-14GizmoGuy411*A
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BridgeBrg U2012-01-182012-01-18Bridge2014-08-15GizmoGuy411*
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BrookBrk U2012-01-182012-01-18Brook2012-02-14GizmoGuy411*
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BrooksBrks U2012-03-042012-03-04Brooks2012-05-15GizmoGuy411*
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BuildingBldgGizmoGuy4112012-02-152012-02-15Building2012-02-20GizmoGuy411*
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Bureau of Indian AffairsBIAShould say "Bureau of Indian Affairs"GizmoGuy4112014-11-02*A
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Bureau of Indian AffairsBIA-123Should say letters & numbers. "bee eye aa 123"Vectorspace2014-11-02*A
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Bureau of Indian AffairsB.I.A.Should say letters "bee eye aa"Vectorspace2014-11-02*A
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BusinessBus jaosnh3002012-03-042012-03-04n/a. Says "bus"2012-01-21jasonh300*
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BusinessBusGizmoGuy4112012-03-042012-03-04n/a. Says "bus"n/a. Says "bus"2012-01-21jasonh300*
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BusinessbusGizmoGuy4112012-03-042012-03-04n/a. Says "bus"n/a. Says "bus"2012-01-21jasonh300*
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BusinessBUSGizmoGuy4112012-03-042012-03-04Business2014-06-12GizmoGuy411*A!
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BusinessBUS.GizmoGuy4112013-01-142013-01-14n/a. Says "bus"n/a. Says "bus"2013-01-20GizmoGuy411*
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