What do you usually call the Super Nintendo Entertainment System?

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Posted by liquiddragon (3270 posts) 1 year, 4 months ago

Poll: What do you usually call the Super Nintendo Entertainment System? (573 votes)

S-N-E-S (by the letters) 14%
Super N-E-S (word, letters) 3%
Snes (as a word) 47%
Super Nes (2 words) 1%
Super Nintendo 35%
Super Nintendo Entertainment System 0%
Super Famicom (your accent) 0%
Supa Famikon (like in Japanese) 0%

Maybe you call it different things depending on the context or sentence. I guess I'm asking what have you called it the most.

I just say it as one word usually, Snes.

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#1 Posted by Efesell (4258 posts) -

Either by the letters or Super Nintendo.

I never heard anyone say it as a word until I started coming to this website.

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#2 Posted by shivermetimbers (1674 posts) -

As a kid I would just call it 'Nintendo', but that was confusing since we also had a functioning NES and Game Boy too.

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#3 Posted by MudKatt (79 posts) -

Super’intendo. All one big word.

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#4 Posted by Rejizzle (1068 posts) -

Snes, always Snes. I get very excited when talking about vidjagames so I don't have time for polysyllables.

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#5 Posted by Pezen (2361 posts) -

In speaking, Super Nintendo or snes depending on who I am speaking to and their relation to games. The more knowledgeable, just snes as a word. Otherwise I tend to specify.

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#6 Posted by BisonHero (11550 posts) -

Saying it as a single word is completely insane. "Sness" or "Super Ness" or "Snezz" or "Super Nezzz" is the wrongest wrong thing that ever wronged.

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#7 Posted by Bill_McNeal (805 posts) -

Usually S-N-E-S or if not that, Super Nintendo.

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#8 Posted by TheHT (15785 posts) -

Super N-E-S.

The first time I heard "Snes" said aloud was like briefly stepping into a nightmare, the world around me a horrifying mistake.

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#9 Posted by The_Nubster (3940 posts) -

Snes, as a word. Probably due to not really having to say it out loud very much and mostly talking about it online, where it appeared generally as SNES or Snes.

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#10 Edited by DrFlapjack (372 posts) -

I didn't get one until early/mid 2000's since I didn't have one as a child. I just called it the SNES, as a word, because it's the fastest way to say it.

Growing up I called the NES "The Nintendo" so if I would have had a SNES at the same time I most likely would have referred to it as "The Super Nintendo".

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#11 Edited by mems1224 (2480 posts) -

S-N-E-S or Super Nintendo. Snes sounds dumb

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#12 Posted by deactivated-5b85a38d6c493 (1990 posts) -

Snes as a word and I will not change and never will I apologize for it!

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#13 Posted by FrodoBaggins (1936 posts) -

Generally super Nintendo because the people I'm speaking to might not understand snes or I feel a little awkward saying it.

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#14 Posted by redyoshi (1426 posts) -

Growing up I always just spelled out the letters or said Super Nintendo. Everyone I knew was the same. I had never even heard of anyone saying Snes as a word until I came to this site.

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#16 Edited by fisk0 (6829 posts) -

Super Nintendo as one word because it rolls off the tongue and is just one more syllable than the individual letters.

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#17 Edited by Mcfart (2064 posts) -

snes or super nintendo. s-n-e-s takes too long.

same reason ppl call the xbox 1 the xbone. faster.

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#18 Posted by doctordonkey (1786 posts) -

Snes or Super Nintendo. Anything else is said by ultra crazy lunatics.

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#19 Edited by hellforce (66 posts) -

Ultra Nintendo 2 Alpha

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#20 Posted by stordoff (1360 posts) -

"Snes" as a word (it's pretty much all I recall hearing in the UK), though it has to be "Snes" not "Snez" (the latter just sounds weird). Supa Famicom if I'm referring specifically to the JP system or a JP release (it's slightly closer to Sūpā than how I would pronounce Super in any other context, mostly due to usually hearing it said by Japanese speakers).

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#21 Posted by Picky_Bugger (241 posts) -
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#22 Posted by Marmalade (206 posts) -

Many moons ago, when I first started listening to the bombcast and heard them use the word "snes," I thought I was going insane and I had no clue what they were talking about. It took me a good long while to realize they were talking about the Super Nintendo (or Super N-E-S).

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#23 Edited by Jeremy808 (91 posts) -

Super Nintendo or S-N-E-S spelled out

Like said above by others, I had never heard in thirty something years of my life someone just call it SNES (as one word) until Giant Bomb.

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#24 Edited by rethla (3725 posts) -

N E S is an American thing the consoles are called Nintendo and Super Nintendo. Look what it says on the consoles and come to senses folks.

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#25 Edited by guthwulf (330 posts) -

Since I had always called the NES "N-E-S" it only made sense to call the Super NES the same - just with super before it.

I can also tolerate S-N-E-S or Super Nintendo.

Everything else is just madness.

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#26 Posted by SeanFoster (983 posts) -

Super Nintendo.

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#27 Posted by redwing42 (487 posts) -

Snintendo, of course.

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#28 Posted by benderunit22 (1934 posts) -

As a kid, I called it the "Super Nintendo" and the NES was the "Nintendo." Nowadays, "Snes" is probably the most intuitive for me, but it also depends who I'm talking to (i.e. if they know what a Snes is.)

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#29 Posted by dudeglove (13659 posts) -
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#30 Edited by Jimbo_N (1488 posts) -

Yea SNES in the right context. Or just straight up, as i get older, explaining what a NES and then SNES is to the person for context.

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#31 Posted by Redhotchilimist (2932 posts) -

Super Nintendo, or sness in a pinch.

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#32 Posted by RosesAreDan (86 posts) -

I've never heard "Snes" as a word until I heard them say it on a podcast, it was always the Super Nintendo.

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#33 Posted by EricSmith (1420 posts) -

Saying it as a single word is completely insane. "Sness" or "Super Ness" or "Snezz" or "Super Nezzz" is the wrongest wrong thing that ever wronged.

I'm assuming you pronounce all acronyms then? G-I-Fs? J-P-Gs? A-W-O-L? What about the S-W-A-T team?

I don't understand this mindset unless you completely hate the existence of acronyms and only use initialisms.

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#34 Edited by OurSin_360 (6105 posts) -

Super nintendo, i never got the Snes saying coming up i always said S N E S in my head and just said Super Nintendo outloud. I called the nintend the N E S and nintendo as well.

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#35 Posted by Efesell (4258 posts) -

@bisonhero said:

Saying it as a single word is completely insane. "Sness" or "Super Ness" or "Snezz" or "Super Nezzz" is the wrongest wrong thing that ever wronged.

I'm assuming you pronounce all acronyms then? G-I-Fs? J-P-Gs? A-W-O-L? What about the S-W-A-T team?

I don't understand this mindset unless you completely hate the existence of acronyms and only use initialisms.

We are deeply inconsistent creatures.

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#36 Posted by ajamafalous (13809 posts) -

@bisonhero said:

Saying it as a single word is completely insane. "Sness" or "Super Ness" or "Snezz" or "Super Nezzz" is the wrongest wrong thing that ever wronged.

I'm assuming you pronounce all acronyms then? G-I-Fs? J-P-Gs? A-W-O-L? What about the S-W-A-T team?

I don't understand this mindset unless you completely hate the existence of acronyms and only use initialisms.

Not to mention radar or laser

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#37 Posted by mlarrabee (3917 posts) -

I never had a SNES until a few years ago, so when I got one I picked the most efficient verbiage: "snes."

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#38 Posted by ArbitraryWater (15650 posts) -

At this point I usually say "sness" or "Super Nintendo" interchangeably. Really, as long as you don't do something insane like say "ESS-NESS" (which is a thing I'm pretty sure I heard during an episode of 8-4 Play) I'm fine with whatever.

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#39 Edited by Shaunage (933 posts) -

Super Ness, which I'm now learning is almost unheard of.

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#40 Edited by Hamst3r (5474 posts) -

I usually start with Super Nintendo so I know whoever I'm talking to know what I'm talking about, then I start saying "SNES" as a word. As a kid I said S-N-E-S, but when I became a teenager and found the emulator NESticle, saying N-E-S-ticle just didn't work, so I started saying NES and SNES.

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#41 Posted by elmorales94 (369 posts) -

S-N-E-S. Super Nintendo on occasion. I literally never heard Snes until I started listening to the Bombcast.

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#42 Edited by Justin258 (15548 posts) -

How is SNES as a word worse than S-N-E-S? You don't say L-A-S-E-R beams when talking about ranged weaponry in Star Wars, do you?

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#43 Edited by impartialgecko (1942 posts) -

The Sness

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#44 Edited by Fredchuckdave (10824 posts) -

Snes, S-N-E-S, and Super Nintendo when I was younger. S-N-E-S just came after the advent of ZSNES; simple enough. Snes I occasionally use colloquially but is the most infrequently used one. Super Nintendo is definitely the best way to say it, people just don't say it anymore, probably for the same reason people don't say Playstation very often either.

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#45 Posted by Captain_Insano (3467 posts) -

Always called it the "Super Nintendo". Never heard it called "Snes" until listening to the bombcasts.

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#46 Posted by Ungodly (444 posts) -

Snes if the person I'm talking to is familiar with video games, and Super Nintendo if they are not.

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#47 Edited by OurSin_360 (6105 posts) -

@ericsmith said:
@bisonhero said:

Saying it as a single word is completely insane. "Sness" or "Super Ness" or "Snezz" or "Super Nezzz" is the wrongest wrong thing that ever wronged.

I'm assuming you pronounce all acronyms then? G-I-Fs? J-P-Gs? A-W-O-L? What about the S-W-A-T team?

I don't understand this mindset unless you completely hate the existence of acronyms and only use initialisms.

Actually, i used to say J P G and G I F before i heard it called gif and jpg/jpeg in college. I think it's something to do with actually hearing people say something out loud rather than coming up with the saying yourself. Nobody EVER said the word snes to me growing up, i only heard it said that way maybe in the last 15 years and now that is what i say when i see the word. Awol, Swat, nasa etc are all things i heard way before i knew what they stood for. I didn't know Nasa was an acronym for a long time as a kid, and honestly i don't know what Awol is an acronym for right now. Never actually looked it up lol, i'ts just a word i always heard used.

I still say L O L and not lol, and say Laughing my ass off when i see Lmao as well. I still find hearing those said out loud to sound funny.

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#48 Edited by hippie_genocide (2410 posts) -

Many are acceptable, some are just weird. A Super Famicom and Super Nintendo are different things and shouldn't be used interchangeably. The last option, really dude?

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#49 Posted by Luchalma (537 posts) -

Super Nintendo, ALWAYS. But "N-E-S" always for whatever reason. Saying S-N-E-S or Nintendo just sounds wrong.

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#50 Posted by Dray2k (884 posts) -

I only use the only true and acceptable phrasing and thats calling it the "The Super Nintendo Entertainment SNES Family Supa Computer".

Not really I just call it S.N.E.S.

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