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Re: Do game acronyms such as SHMUPS or Bros bother you?

by Stark Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:48 pm

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Breetai wrote:I dislike the term "ness" and "s'ness" for NES and SNES. It sounds stupid to me.

Do you dislike it when someone says ray-dar or lay-ser for the acronyms RADAR and LASER as well? :roll:

Those acronyms were made with the intention of being pronounced by their acronyms. That's not the case with NES and SNES. That's not really a relevant comparison. When did people start pronouncing it as "ness" and "s'ness" anyway? I'd never heard that until the late-90s at the earliest.

In fact, for the longest time, it was "Super NES" and not "SNES." There was even a period when people wrote "S-NES" instead of "SNES."

I'm pretty sure I've always said ness. And therefore sness is a logical leap from there. Although I think I say both, so who knows what that means. As far as comparisons go, how about SQL, pronounced sequel?
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Re: Does it bother you when?????

by AppleQueso Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:50 pm

"s'ness" sounds silly

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Re: Does it bother you when?????

by isiolia Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:52 pm

Might be a regional thing, like pop versus soda. Most people I knew just said Nintendo or Super Nintendo when they were actually current.
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Re: Do game acronyms such as SHMUPS or Bros bother you?

by Breetai Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:56 pm

Stark wrote:As far as comparisons go, how about SQL, pronounced sequel?

It's stupid like ness and s'ness. I know plenty of people who just say S-Q-L. Still, at least it is a relevant comparison. :D

Might be a regional thing, like pop versus soda. Most people I knew just said Nintendo or Super Nintendo when they were actually current.

It was always Nintendo and Super Nintendo until the mid-90s sometime, from what I remember. Some people started with "ness" and "s'ness" a few years after that. I generally punch those people in the face. :mrgreen:
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Re: Does it bother you when?????

by Stark Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:02 pm

Wait a second, how can you judge the intent of whether Nintendo intended anyone to say ness or not?
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Re: Does it bother you when?????

by s1mplehumar Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:03 pm

"N" "E" "S" or gtfo, Stark. :lol: Ness makes me uneasy? Blehh, to each his own I guess.
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Re: Does it bother you when?????

by Stark Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:07 pm

s1mplehumar wrote:"N" "E" "S" or gtfo, Stark. :lol: Ness makes me uneasy? Blehh, to each his own I guess.

Fair enough, I was too young I don't remember what I said. :lol: Actually I think everyone called it a Nintendo, not NES nor ness.
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Re: Does it bother you when?????

by AppleQueso Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:08 pm

I remember there being the "Super Nintendo" and the "Regular Nintendo"
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Re: Does it bother you when?????

by harper Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:40 pm

AppleQueso wrote:I remember there being the "Super Nintendo" and the "Regular Nintendo"

Same here. haha
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Re: Does it bother you when?????

by Ack Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:49 pm

I dislike referring to the NES as the Nintendo, though I do from time to time. But the company has put out so many consoles, I don't feel confident calling it a Nintendo. So I say the letters for the acronym NES most often. And I say Super Nintendo. After that, it is 64, Gamecube, Wii, and Virtual Boy. The only handheld I don't refer to by its name is the Game Boy Advance, which I will occasionally call GBA.
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