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A straddle is an extra blind. It is typically double the previous big blind (some games may allow other amounts, especially at no-limit), and becomes the new big blind amount. Generally this is done in UTG position, and it is "live", in that if there has been no raise when the action gets back to the straddler, he has the option to raise. Some casinos allow ...
One descriptive term is "action", used such as where is the action? The action is at X. Action is at you. Action is at the button. There is no specific descriptive term that is considered standard. Things like its here, its there, its over there, its at the button, up to, or what would you do if it were up to you, are all acceptable descriptive terms. What ...
The correct term is "turn to act". It is often shortened to "action". "Player X, it's your turn to act". "Action is on Player X".
I think the answer lies in your own question. It's the players "turn to act"
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