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Going up Camborne Hill or coming down? New Cornish satnav knows

By HEGuyH  |  Posted: May 28, 2014


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A COMEDIAN has created a satnav voice that gives drivers directions and cracks jokes - in a broad West Country accent.

The new app, created by funnyman Colin Leggo, gives motorists a choice of four members of his fictional Trebilcock family from Cornwall.

The four characters - Frank, his wife Pam, son Leonard and daughter Lucy - give instructions such as "at the end of this lovely road turn right" and "exit left my darling".

Users can listen to one at a time or use the family mode setting where the four argue with each other like real-life relatives bickering over directions.

'Travel with the Trebilcocks' was also produced by Colin's pal Simon Truen, a cult Cornish twitter personality known as Jam First.

Satnav users can download the voices on to their TomTom or Garmin device

Joker Colin has previously created a string of viral web videos including Grand Theft Cornwall - where the hero searches for pasties instead of going on a killing spree.

Colin said: "I know you can download voices like Yoda and Brian Blessed to tell you where to go but I've always fancied the idea of that voice having a comforting homely feel to it.

"When Simon approached me with the idea of Cornishing up satnav I jumped at the chance.

"It's been amazing fun testing out the voices and making them work.

"They'll get you to your destination, just with a lot of Cornish laughs along the way."

Colin provides the voiceover for Frank Trebilcock, who appears in another of his online hits, Breaking Bad Cornwall.

In that he plays the fictional mayor of Bude who goes on a fundraising spree to smarten up his town.

The writer and comedy club boss from Budock Water, Cornwall said the app has been fully roadtested to make sure the directions are both clear and totally safe.

He added: "I've always thought that my satnav was telling me off or was disappointed with my driving.

"But we've created it so it's fully functioning with a touch of humour - to make those boring drives a little more enjoyable."

For more information or to download the Cornish voiceover, visit http://www.twttrebilcocks.co.uk

Sample directions:

PAM: "You have reached your destination - best get inside for a cup of tea and a piece of cake, your guts must be rattling"

"Congestion charge - I've never liked the Mayor of London"

FRANK: "Sharp left - hold on tight to your pasty my love"

"Stay in the left lane, he's a gud'un"

"U-turn, u-turn, go back, it's not right"

LEONARD: "After 200 metres bear left... stick with it... and just take it on there to the left"

LUCY: "Take the ferry, never know, might be a bit of surf in it for you"

"Ahead, keep right - boom, you've just made it, what's on now me beauties"

FRANK: "Turn right"

LEONARD: "What you doing that for?"

PAM: "Leonard stop it."

LUCY: "Dad it's the wrong way"

FRANK: "Pipe down"

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