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

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#1 Posted by sickVisionz (1299 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 (5288 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 (3358 posts) -

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

#4 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19303 posts) -

sness sounds horrible 
S N E S sounds better

#5 Posted by ZombiePie (6245 posts) -

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

#6 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

I always said Super Nintendo.

#7 Posted by Leviticus128 (244 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 (6798 posts) -

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

#9 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8882 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 (12509 posts) -

N-E-S, but Snes.

#11 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7597 posts) -

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

#12 Posted by waitwhat (260 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 (2471 posts) -

I've always called it a Snes.

#14 Edited by Franstone (1228 posts) -

Super Nofriendo
I always just called it Super Nintendo.

#15 Posted by JasonR86 (10027 posts) -

Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
It makes me sound classy.

#16 Posted by JJOR64 (19567 posts) -

S-N-E-S for me.

#17 Posted by Marz (5745 posts) -

Super Nintendo

#18 Posted by supermike6 (3774 posts) -

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

#19 Posted by FreakAche (3028 posts) -

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

#20 Posted by Damodar (1678 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 (901 posts) -

SNES was always said in london for me.

#22 Posted by BrickRoad (720 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 (2557 posts) -
@McGhee_the_Insomniac said:
I always said Super Nintendo.
#24 Posted by EVO (4029 posts) -


#25 Posted by Cloudenvy (5874 posts) -


#26 Posted by Gaff (2164 posts) -
@McGhee_the_Insomniac said:
I always said Super Nintendo.
Also, the rest of you are freaks, I tell you! FREAKS!
#27 Posted by xyzygy (10596 posts) -

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

#28 Posted by Scarlet_Rogue (534 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 (12559 posts) -

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

#30 Posted by papercut (3812 posts) -
@McGhee_the_Insomniac said:
I always said Super Nintendo.
#31 Posted by Elyk247 (399 posts) -

I call it my Super Famicom. (not really)

#32 Posted by demonbear (1931 posts) -
@McGhee_the_Insomniac said:
I always said Super Nintendo.
#33 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3880 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 (10296 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 (4683 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind said:
Snes.  What's the point of an acronym that takes longer to say than the regular word/name?
#36 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1245 posts) -

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

#37 Posted by keris (179 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 (1520 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 (720 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 (4531 posts) -

Always 'Snes'.

#41 Posted by Gamer_152 (14297 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".

#42 Posted by WoodenPlatypus (1389 posts) -

#43 Posted by SMTDante89 (2750 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 (3053 posts) -

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

#45 Posted by JCGamer (762 posts) -

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

#46 Posted by ShaggE (7223 posts) -

"Ol' Supey-Supes". 

#47 Posted by Moth_Pope (475 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 (4246 posts) -

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

#49 Posted by Tebbit (4574 posts) -

S-N-E-S, dawwwwwg.

#50 Posted by Maajin (1144 posts) -

Some friends used to say "Super NES".

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