why do people mis-pronounce names of systems

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  1. superspudz2000
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    it annoys me sometimes TV hosts of video game reviews shows and
    youtube bloggers will speak things as they are written on paper.

    for example

    GBA - is NOT pronounced "Gee-Bee-Aye", its Game Boy Advance.
    you dont spell out the letters, you say: "GameBoy Advance".
    its only 1 extra syllable. how lazy do you have to be?

    and NES. is called N - E - S. its not Nes, as in Loch Ness Monster, Nessie.

    its like someone saying: "i just played Atari Two Six Zero Zero"
    or a "Sony Pispe" instead of PSP, or a "Sony Pisstoo" instead of PS2
     


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    Game Boy Advancetemp ?
    :unsure:
     
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    Why do people create shit threads like this?
     
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    I guess I should the FBI the Federal Bureau of Investigation according to your inane logic.
     
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    Maybe its got something to do with language.
    Most systems have the names written in english, but try to take that to another language...
    For example, here in Mexico most people call the NES the "Nes", people here does not know the
    correct pronunciation so they call it a Nintendo or a Nes for short.
    As for the PSP people calls it like that, like some things, sometimes they know how to pronounce them
    in english, its pretty weird.

    Mostly I think its because most game companies dont bother to actually give the correct pronunciation
    so we are stuck to guessing it when we read it somewhere else, or just users trying to shorten even
    further the name for time's sake, for example: X360 or plain 360... you will never hear Microsoft call
    it's system that, for them its XBOX 360.

    But anyways, why would you call the NES (N - E - S) but the GBA with the full name?
    Now that's just contradictory.
     
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    This is the dumbest post. Nobody says Gameboy advance temp. Its GBAtemp. G-B-A is the abbreviation its completely fine to say that. Thats like saying i'm going to go play my Nintendo Dual Screen.

    also nobody says nes. Everyone says N-E-S, and nobody says Pispe either
     
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    Yes they do. It's very much a case of local pronunciation.
     
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    Uhh.. I say "nez" and "snez"

    The reason you wouldn't say PS2 as Pss 2 is because there's not enough vowels. It's like you'd say "nasa" instead of "enn ay ess ay" but you wouldn't say "russperb" instead of "RSPB".

    And of course you'd say "gee bee ay" because it removes a syllable and 4 phonemes. Why abbreviate at all? Why not TYPE Gameboy Advance then instead of typing GBA? It's exactly the same logic. It takes longer to say Gameboy Advance.

    I can't believe how stupid this thread is.
     
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    GBATemp is a word only used on the internet, so when we read
    it some where, we see "Gameboyadvance Temp Dot Net".

    your mind makes associations when you read something.
     
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    GEE BEE EEHYEE

    It's not mispronouncing it's just shortening.
     
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    No, I'm pretty sure everyone reads it as Gee-Bee-Aye Temp
     
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    I literally don't read it as Gameboyadvance Temp Dot Net.

    I read it as gee bee ay temp.

    If you hand me a GBA, I will go, "Oh look, it's a GBA", not "Look, it's a Gameboy Advance".

    If I were to tell someone in person I would say, "Go to gee bee ay temp dot net".

    When you see something about CERN do you go "Oh look, CERN found the Higgs Boson", or do you go "OH LOOK, THE EUROPEAN CENTRE OF NUCLEAR RESEARCH FOUND THE HIGGS BOSON". Like a fucking downy.

    You're just wrong. You're so very, very wrong. I think you're starting to realise you're wrong and now you're trying to justify it not only to us but yourself, because you've started to realise how fucking stupid this thread is.
     
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    hmm. well thats the way i usually say it in my mind.

    i know GBA means Gameboy advance, so my mind says
    double U dot GBATemp...GBA is Gameboy advance...dot net
     
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    I middle click the GBATemp tab on my browser.

    And I never type www.

    Because who the hell types www. ? Primary school teachers?

    And you must type pretty slow if you have time to think "gameboy advance" in the split second it should take to type gba.
     
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    Hey guys I love to pronounce GBA Gee Bee Ay-
    Huh, what's this thread with almost no good intentions?
     
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    fgh

    Ahem....where do you see the abbreviation G.B.A. ?

    Nintendo Officially released the Gameboy Advance, they never put any code on it.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Fuck sake, Ess-you-pee-ee-arr-ess-pee-you-dee-zed-two-zero-zero-zero if something so fucking petty like that bothers you, it's best you just stop living now man! Seriously, don't start having relationships, working or anything because it'll be way too much for you.
     
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    Hey look it's the box of the gee bee a-
    Huh? What were you saying?
    I'm sorry but I just have to protest to this thread...
     
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    Most people here are gamers, that's why this thread is problematic to most.
    Non specialized consumers and ignorant TV hosts have real trouble having the
    knowledge to call a system with the right name.

    To answer your question:
    - Because of ignorance
    - Because people try to shorten the name
    - Because of a language barrier
    - Because companies didn't made the name specific enough
    - Because some users only see the name in text form
     
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    OH SORRY.

    I DIDN'T REALISE WE NEEDED THE OFFICIAL MAKERS' PERMISSION TO MAKE AN ABBREVIATION.

    BETTER CANCEL MY GTA V PREORDER.

    Lol j/k I wouldn't order gta v.
     
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