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Did you refer to the Nintendo Entertainment System as the Ness, N.E.S, or Nintendo?

entremet

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I mostly used Nintendo. And since the NES was so popular in the US, it became the ubiquitous term for gaming consoles for a bit.

I sometimes said Ness and very rarely said N.E.S.

Today, I mostly use Ness.

My older family members still call most consoles regardless of company of origin "The Nintendo" lol.
 

Red Fire

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SNES = Super Nintendo
NES = Nintendo or sometimes the "normal Nintendo"

All the other systems by their correct names.

Edit: at the time the SNES was a thing everybody just called it Nintendo around here so that's where the "normal/regular Nintendo" is coming from
 

The Albatross

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En Eee Ess, or Nintendo. Never called it nes or snes. It's an acronym and I rarely say acronyms. Like, I say "Ee Ess Pee En" for ESPN, not pronouncing it phonetically like a word. Black Entertainment is Bee Eee Tee, not bet. NBC is En Bee See, not nubuk.

I'm sure there's some exceptions to this rule but by and large I say letters out individually and don't make a word for acronyms.
 

Mendax

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just "nes" - where does the long S in your example come from?

and why would anyone say n.e.s., it's not sexy and takes longer
 

Krejlooc

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N.E.S. or "The Nintendo."

I didn't have one, though. I had a Sega Master System, which I never refer to in speech as "S.M.S."
 

SG-17

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Like any normal person I use either N. E. S. or just "the Nintendo".

Same goes for the S. N. E. S. or just "the Super Nintendo".
 

woopWOOP

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The 'regular Nintendo', to differentiate from the 'Super Nintendo'.

When talking about NES I just use it as a word. nessssssss
 
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Nintendo back in the day, but N.E.S. now. I never pronounce it or SNES phonetically because I'm not an abject monster.