What do you usually call the Super Nintendo Entertainment System?

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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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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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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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Super’intendo. All one big word.

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

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

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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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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

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

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

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

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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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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  Moderator

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

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

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#19  Edited By hellforce

Ultra Nintendo 2 Alpha

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"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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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

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

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

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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Super Nintendo.

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Snintendo, of course.

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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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#30  Edited By Jimbo_N

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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Super Nintendo, or sness in a pinch.

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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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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

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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@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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@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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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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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

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

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#40  Edited By Hamst3r

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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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

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

The Sness

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#44  Edited By Fredchuckdave

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

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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

@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

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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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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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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