"Snes", "S-N-E-S" or something else?

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#1 Posted by sickVisionz (1268 posts) -
When I first got into video game podcast I was always confused about this "snes" that everyone played growing up.  I figured it was super old pre-NES console that I'd never heard of but then someone mentioned that it had Mario on it and I finally connected that they were referring to the, "S-N-E-S" or "Super Nintendo." 
 
To this day, podcasts are the only places where I've heard it called "snes" and not "super nintendo" or "S-N-E-S".  Is this the norm?
#2 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -

I've always called it a snes. S-N-E-S takes too much work to say for my dumb American mouth.

#3 Posted by PillClinton (3290 posts) -

Funny, I always heard "snes" throughout the years. 

#4 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

sness sounds horrible 
 
S N E S sounds better

#5 Posted by ZombiePie (5561 posts) -

I have always pronounced it S-NES...I have been informed that this is not correct.

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#6 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

I always said Super Nintendo.

#7 Posted by Leviticus128 (217 posts) -

Snes but tbh I say nes as well. Mind you I'm from the uk and have never hear any of my friends say N-E-S or S-N-E-S

#8 Posted by AlexW00d (6168 posts) -

I always call it a Super Nintendo when speaking. SNES when writing.

#9 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -
@AlexW00d said:
I always call it a Super Nintendo when speaking. SNES when writing.
This man knows what's up!
#10 Posted by ajamafalous (11813 posts) -

N-E-S, but Snes.

#11 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

Snes.  What's the point of an acronym that takes longer to say than the regular word/name?

#12 Posted by waitwhat (251 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
sness sounds horrible  S N E S sounds better
this. i've never heard it pronounced sness before.
#13 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -

I've always called it a Snes.

#14 Edited by Franstone (1086 posts) -

Super Nofriendo
heh...
 
I always just called it Super Nintendo.

#15 Posted by JasonR86 (9587 posts) -

Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
 
It makes me sound classy.

#16 Posted by JJOR64 (18892 posts) -

S-N-E-S for me.

#17 Posted by Marz (5642 posts) -

Super Nintendo

#18 Posted by supermike6 (3530 posts) -

I just call it Snes because I think it's funnier that way.

#19 Posted by FreakAche (2948 posts) -

It's S-N-E-S or Super Nintendo. Snes just sounds dumb.

#20 Posted by Damodar (1287 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind said:
Snes.  What's the point of an acronym that takes longer to say than the regular word/name?
Snes IS the acronym :P S.N.E.S is the initialism. *adjusts arrogance hat*
 
To the OP, I say Snes. I agree it sounds horrible, but growing up, I NEVER heard S.N.E.S. But that sounds stupid too and takes about 4 times longer to say. 
 
The argument that people use that you should say the initials because it stands for something is totally stupid though. You don't hear people say "I'm going S.C.U.B.A diving on the weekend." By that reasoning, acronyms shouldn't exist at all. THEN THERE'D BE NO FUBAR.
#21 Posted by solidlife (877 posts) -

SNES was always said in london for me.

#22 Posted by BrickRoad (702 posts) -

SNES when I write, Super Nintendo or Snez when I say it. Yeah, SneZ, using the hard S sound due to the lack of extra S.

#23 Posted by Blair (2497 posts) -
@McGhee_the_Insomniac said:
I always said Super Nintendo.
#24 Posted by EVO (3850 posts) -

Snez.

#25 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

Snes!

#26 Posted by Gaff (1637 posts) -
@McGhee_the_Insomniac said:
I always said Super Nintendo.
This. 
 
Also, the rest of you are freaks, I tell you! FREAKS!
#27 Posted by xyzygy (9870 posts) -

I have always said Super Nintendo and always will. Best console ever.

#28 Posted by Scarlet_Rogue (497 posts) -

I cringe everytime I hear someone say Snes. I say Super Nintendo. I heard some 20 year old kid the other day call it "original nintendo" when talking with him about Star Fox.

#29 Posted by TheHT (10810 posts) -

I used to always call it Super N.E.S.

#30 Posted by papercut (3434 posts) -
@McGhee_the_Insomniac said:
I always said Super Nintendo.
#31 Posted by Elyk247 (365 posts) -

I call it my Super Famicom. (not really)

#32 Posted by demonbear (1859 posts) -
@McGhee_the_Insomniac said:
I always said Super Nintendo.
#33 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3719 posts) -

Super Nintendo, Super N-E-S or S-N-E-S are the only acceptable answers (in that order). I wonder if this is a regional thing?

#34 Posted by MikkaQ (10264 posts) -

It's been nes and snes my whole life, spelling out acronyms are literally useless if it takes more time to say each letter than just saying acronym like a word. 

#35 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind said:
Snes.  What's the point of an acronym that takes longer to say than the regular word/name?
Yep.
#36 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1169 posts) -

I call it the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
 
Anything less than that is blasphemy.

#37 Posted by keris (165 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind said:
Snes.  What's the point of an acronym that takes longer to say than the regular word/name?
S.N.E.S. is far shorter than Super Nintendo Entertainment System. But even then, what about www for World Wide Web?
#38 Posted by YetiAntics (1489 posts) -

I was a Genesis kid. Cousin had a SNES though, and we were next door neighbors. 
 
We called it "Super Nintendo". 
None of this abbreviated crap.

#39 Posted by DuskVamp (681 posts) -

I've never heard anyone say S-N-E-S, but then I've never heard any of my friends say snes either, I don't think they'd know what it is. I'd say snes or Super Nintendo.

#40 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

Always 'Snes'.

#41 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

I've heard it called the "Snes", "S.N.E.S." or "Super Nintendo" and as far as I can tell there's no solid consensus on which one is the norm. Personally I call it the "Snes".

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#42 Posted by WoodenPlatypus (1365 posts) -

sness
#43 Posted by SMTDante89 (2541 posts) -

I said Super Nintendo growing up, but in the past few years, I've been saying S-N-E-S

#44 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

Shhhuuupahh Nin-teennnnn-dooooo in an ultra-racist Japanese accent.

#45 Posted by JCGamer (658 posts) -

I've always referred to it as a "Super Nintendo".  I've only heard people say SNES on podcasts.

#46 Posted by ShaggE (6295 posts) -

"Ol' Supey-Supes". 

#47 Posted by Moth_Pope (450 posts) -

Always called it a 'snes' here, too. I think it's definitely more of a UK thing though, as most American's seem to call it the S.N.E.S. from what I've heard.

#48 Posted by AuthenticM (3695 posts) -

I've always pronounced it "S" followed by "nes". Two syllables.

#49 Posted by Tebbit (4447 posts) -

S-N-E-S, dawwwwwg.

#50 Posted by Maajin (1052 posts) -

Some friends used to say "Super NES".

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