I've always pronounced SNES as 'snezz'.
As an acronym... which is what I always thought that everybody did.
Last edited by Elijah; 01-22-2012 at 10:38 AM.
Right, I know some people do actually pronounce it as a word as well. Even saying it that way sounds weird to me.
SD2SNES was choosen from SD2IEC.
EverDrive first name was choosen because of the "Megadrive", which makes "Super EverDrive" kinda weird to me :-P
But I guess it doesn't really matter. People will just say "that awesome Sniiiss card wiz Sdi card" :-)
Originally Posted by djelaba
Yes. I am not not a big fan of using acronyms in product names. It reminds me when the Retrode was originally called Snega2USB.
Either way though, even if its called the ButtCart it will still be awesome. Hmm ButtCart...that has a nice ring to it. :lol:
I can't say I've ever heard anyone refer to the Snes by it's individual letters. No offence, but is that just an American thing?
But anyway, as others have said, the 'SD2SNES' has already been established in the Snes development scene, it would be a shame to change it.
I normally refer to the SNES when talking to people in real life as the "Super Nintendo". I don't actually say S-N-E-S or Snez. However if I am reading SNES I think in my head "S-N-E-S". When it comes to the NES I say "N-E-S" in real life.
Originally Posted by Shakey_Jake33
Honestly I never heard it referred to as Snez until I heard a English guy on a YouTube video talking about it. I don't know if its an American thing. a Michigan thing, or a me thing. :)
Either way S-D-2-S-N-E-S or S-D-2-Snez it has weird flow to it. This is obviously just my opinion. Obviously not everyone agrees. Either way Ikari said he's not changing name so I guess really doesn't matter.
It is interesting to see that I may be the only person who refers to SNES that way. :crying:
When you write the name with a hyphen between each letter, you are telling the reader to spell the letters out individually, as an initialism. The acronym (the name said as a single word) would just be represented as "SNES", as there is of course no separation between the letters as a hyphen would imply. So you have it the wrong way around.
Last edited by Elijah; 01-22-2012 at 03:12 PM.
Just because an acronym does not have hyphens in between it means nothing. Alcoholics Anonymous is the acronym AA. I doubt anyone pronounces this "Aa". They pronounce it "A-A". There are plenty of acronyms that are said letter by letter and plenty that are said as a word.
Originally Posted by Elijah
Normally acronyms are capitalized whether they are said as a word or letter by letter. For example PIN. If you are referring to a personal identification number you do not spell it "pin" you spell it "PIN" even though its often pronounced "Pin" and not "P-I-N".
Really its popular culture that determines how they are used. Like I said above I don't refer to the SNES as "Snez" or "S-N-E-S" when talking to someone in-person. I call it "Super Nintendo" and almost everyone I talk to in-person does this as well. I do understand why people pronounce it Snez, I just don't myself, and in the end it really doesn't matter. :-)
Last edited by StoneAgeGamer; 01-22-2012 at 03:41 PM.
It looked to me as if you were using the hyphens to inform the reader that the letters were said as a single word, and then having "SNES" to represent the letters being said separately, and that is what I was referring to. Hyphens would logically be used to let someone know that letters were to be said separately, as hyphens are used to separate.
In regards to your "AA" example, if that happens then it is simply not an acronym; it is an initialism. Again, you spell the letters of an initialism out individually ("USA"), and say an acronym as if it were a word ("NASA"). The terms are not interchangeable.
Last edited by Elijah; 01-22-2012 at 03:56 PM.
Wait a sec, is this the SNES SD-Cart I saw a/the prototype on the "DoReCo" several times already?
Is that you guys?
Exactly. :) I wasn't there in person though.
:-0 In that case, call/name it whatever you want, I'll buy one anyways :nod:
Originally Posted by ikari_01
That thing's just amazing.
Yeah, your buddy is usually there and makes a lot of people wanting one, hehee.
Originally Posted by ikari_01
I think one time he IRCed with you about something not working and it turned out to be a bad solder point.... :-)
Last edited by Hellcat; 01-24-2012 at 04:00 PM.
You could just call it SDNES, which just inserts a D between SNES to denote it uses SD cards.
That could be confused with SD for the original NES.
I don't know that I've ever said "SNES" aloud, but I always sound it out in my head as individual letters. So, you're not alone.
Originally Posted by StoneAgeGamer
When referring to the system in speech, I've always used "Super Nintendo."
It should be called Super something, just not a fan of simply sd2snes.