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    Default shuttlecock: let's rename it.

    who's practical joke is this? naming our favorite little feathery friend: shuttleCOCK?

    if we want badminton to be taken serious around the world, especially in the USA, perhaps we should rename it to something that sounds better than that.

    so please if you have any suggestions, list them here.

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    in malaysia we call shuttlecock as BULU TANGKIS, which if translated straight away, CounterFeather T_T

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    I just call them "shuttles"...

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    The birdie!

    Who in the world name is shuttlecock? should have been shuttle cork!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimothyHsu View Post
    Shuttleball
    i don't know whether tis better to play with cocks or play with balls...

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    The Germans have already done it: federball.

    Ye gods, the number of times I said/wrote "Ich spiele gerne Federball" in GCSE German...

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    i think we should just drop the shuttle bit

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    A new name for our feathered friend could be good, I agree though I always just call them "Shuttles"

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    how about as simple as the "badminton ball"?

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    well, the chinese say it "yu mao qiu"... what does that translate to in english?

    feather ball?

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    Well, ball usually refers to a spherical object, which the shuttle unfortunately is not.

    If we're throwing names out there, might as well be thoughtful!

    I saw we call it the shuttleplume, since plumes refer to a bird's feathers

    That way it stays true to the original name and meaning since "cock" refers to "the adult male of the domestic chicken" according to merriam webster.

    It's not too bad =p.
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    or just simplify it to "shuttle"

    i don't think nasa is going to sue bwf for this anyways, since the nasa shuttle program ended in aug 2011...

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