NES Isn't Pronounced "N.E.S."

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Will Mercep : It's the difference between an initialism, N.E.S, and an acronym, NES. I will still use the initialism in speech and acronym in text.

ziljin : Ness and chill

Kevin Ford : If my 2 year old son calls it a "Ness", I'm immediately taking him back to the hospital and demanding a refund.

hivebrain : In the UK everyone called them "nez" and "snez".

Hey, David Here : Yeah well Nintendo themselves have come out pronounced Arceus as "AR-KI-US" *AND* "AR-SEE-US" at two different times so why should I believe some random guy who played japanese Wario?

It's Thinzy : en eey ess

Sean Russell : "Why not both?" Small Spanish girl.

Raspberry_Pi_961 : I usually don't leave comments but this really pissed me off. GIF is pronounced like JIF because when a G is beside a vowel, it make the soft G (like giraffe) sound. When G is beside a consonant, it makes the hard G (like gravel) sound. Thank you for you're time.

Marcelo Casimiro Queiróz e Costa : I WAS RIGHT MY WHOLE LIFE!

Jesus Christ Denton : It always was NES over here in U.K. Americans really have a hard time admitting when they’re wrong don’t they.

Rin Shinotsuka : Guess what, I'll pronounce it however I want, you *t r o g l o d y t e s.* Go jump in a freezing-cold lake full of man-eating amphibious creatures. You don't get to decide the correct way to say an acronym.

silvershadow 1300 : Who cares.

AbstractM0use : Screw that, it's an acronym. Either way is acceptable.

heywal : nez & snez

chris virginia : N.E.S..

Sky Valley : oh we should let a foreign language tell us how to pronounce abbreviations?? holy god

drax325 : Japan uses English how they want, we can change Japanese to how we want. Japanese is syllabary meaning it is harder to do initialism. Also for GIF to pronounce it jiff not only is weird, but steals another brand a terrible idea.

Shirt-Guy : It's an acronym so you could use either.... N.E.S. like.. F.B.I. or NES like NASA.... it works because of the vowel.

Buddha Baggins : Nintendo can blow my salty cartridge. In the English language we don't say acronyms unless they for actual words we list the letters. Team N.E.S. Glad their delusions brought us Ness and Nester but they can't change this thing on me.

Leedark3 : I actually did call it my "Ness" as a kid, but only rarely. Most of the time it was "Nintendo"

Leo Hale : Erm..... so you mean all us Brits who have always called it the NES are technically correct? It has never been the N.E.S. to us over here.

Scott Andrew Hutchins : When NES Advantage came out, I said "Ness" until I saw the commercial.

Andreas Stevens : the N.E.S. can shove a .GIF up its ATAT's butt.

Ironwoox : so one person typed it Nessu in japanese suddenly it's official

xrentonx : Nope. It's N.E.S. in America. All the kids and commercials said it that way in the 80s so we are correct anyway. Maybe in Japan it's Ness but no one called it that in America. Why is this a thing?

Tom Leonard : It's pronounced Nintendo.

Rwededyet : But Nes is peanut butter.

Kansha : I love this console.

jort93z : Some people here pronounce it ness

Pep Striebeck : It s not T.Y.T. It is pronounced ''tit''

Mr. M. : N.E.S. is an acronym, sorry. I've been saying it correctly since 1985 and I'm not going to stop now :)

CobaltFox Plays... : Neither, always called it Nintendo, never N.E.S or nes.

( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°) : The only people that will care about this are stupid weeaboos and other people that should be ignored and deported to Japan.

The Mad Lolita : Given that the furigana above NES is using Katakana and not hiragana, it’s a borrowed set of letters that they romajicized and got wrong. Japan English is not true English. It’s still N E S until I die. Nintendo can fite me.

Mulu - La Gaveta Secreta : I always pronounced it as ness hahahahah

Dylan Mayhew : Hmm, just checking though the channel after I heard Kim Horcher is no longer going to be on TYT network..... I did like Kim, but the problem was the majority of videos never interested me.... To get me she would need to adjust her focus on more deeper things, either a similar model to Linus Tech Tips, or perhaps a video game channel. I have a slight interest in media, but that only works as sprinkles for me. I suppose looking back the main focus of this channel was media.... So that really didn't do it for me. But I did enjoy seeing Kim Horcher on TYT, I do quite like her! Now I do have an actual comment for this video. I had to think about it, but I would either say N.E.S or speak out the name in full Nintendo Entertainment System... I think very rarely I would say NES.... Gif vs...... Jif..... I hate Jif! notice how I spell it wrong to be clear that I feel the pronunciation is wrong! Either way, sad to see Kim go from TYT.... But the channel has a decent subscriber count, but views show not many people clicked on the videos here. Also the YouTuber algorithm because of that likely didn't show most of her new uploads, because YouTube feels if you only watch 1 out of every 10 videos on this channel that it's not of interest. So becomes kinda hidden...

Rhyno186 : Don't forget the character named "Ness" from Earthbound... I think this is a classic case of Engrish translation on the part of the big N. Acronyms can be taken any way you want. N.A.S.A. is most commonly pronounced, "Nasa" yes? Most often, if the acronym is able to be pronounced as something that at least sounds like a proper word, it is. If the acronym doesn't sound proper when used as a single word, then it isn't.

Disthron : When I was a kid everyone called the Nes "Nintendo". People didn't start calling it Nes until the Snes came out and even then Snes and Super Nintendo were interchangeable. I think what matters is that everyone understands what your talking about. When I first heard someone call it the N.E.S. I knew exactly what they were talking about. Also you seem to be working under the assumption that you have to pronounce everything that way. But you don't, people say F.B.I. because it makes no sense to call it Fbi. I guess my point is people need to chill.

Rupper : Have been saying Ness and S Ness all my life, like many people i have meet in DK, NO and SE... But 3DS and N64 is still the same :D It just sounds stupid in English so keep the N.E.S army alive!

Shak Pherze : Either they couldn't fit all the furigana (Japanese kana characters written above kanji, letters and foreign words to show their pronunciation ) of エヌ イー エス (enu ī esu) or they just named it so to reference the character "Ness".

Damián "el Salsuero" : I've always said N.E.S. and S.N.E.S. but I've heard plenty of people call them the NESs and eSsNESs, respectively. I've not really heard SNESs before. Moral of the story... there is no moral of the story. I'm sticking with N.E.S.

Dominic McAuley : OMG you yanks think you invented the English language sometimes also Kim just because you/Americans say for example A.T.A.T doesn't mean your right & Star Wars & the rest of the world are wrong lol

MrImperium : The only other console pronunciation this has an effect on is the SNES because it's the same 3 words in the same order the others are completely separate things.

Brandon Stinson : Call things what you want unless the creator says otherwise.

Shak Pherze : I'm pretty sure Wario is trying to rewrite history here..

UberStarFkr : N. E. S. Is an acronym. It's not a word itself.

K2 : Jiff, A-T-A-T, and N.E.S. (but Ness from Earthbound kinda suggests what Nintendo think it should be...)

Thomas Prince II : I've always called it "Ness"

Zen Brown : Choosey momz choose Gif

Anthony Wheeler : I will never not say N.E.S!