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    According to an unnamed source, ABC (Asian Badminton Confederation) had been changed to BAC (Badminton Asia Confederation) to avoid clashes with other ABC acryonms such as...

    -Asian Billiard Confederation
    -Asian Bowling Confederation
    -Asian Basketball Confederation

    There is also rumour saying that IBF will be replaced my BIF (Badminton International Federation) to better promote badminton in international level.


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    So BIF will be run by Punch. Hehehe.

    The words don't even work grammatically as Badminton International Federation.

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    err.... BAC!

    i agree. grammatically better if it were BCA, or Badminton Confederation of Asia. BCA sounds much better than BAC also.

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    BCA : bank central of asia

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    Despite the grammatical error, the acronym BAC had been approved and was used in the recent ABC general meeting.

    However, the new acronym for IBF has yet to be determined. The proposed acronyms are BIF and BWF (Badminton World Federation). Hope there stick with IBF.

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    I seriously wonder if the bunch of people in those committees are qualified professional executives/managers or not. Some of these naming things should be done in consultation with professional marketing or branding companies. Anyway, using the confederation word sounds weird. they should stick with federation.

    For suggestion's sake, how about FIBA (Federation of International Badminton Associations)? Haha...

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    It should just be IBA International Badminton Association. BIF sounds kind of stupid

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    Ya lor,i prefer IBF.Actually what the ferderation name is not important,the most important is they really can be in the world class level.

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    FIBA - Federation of International Badminton Associations. FABA - Federation of Asia Badminton Associations. Actually, anyone knows Malaysia's native language here? Since the headquarter is there, maybe we should use the acronym from the native language to make it unique and special.

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    Ikatan Bulutangkis Dunia?...IBD? that's Indonesian. The Malaysian should be close to that...Perserikatan Bulutangkis Dunia? PBD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chibe_K
    FIBA - Federation of International Badminton Associations. FABA - Federation of Asia Badminton Associations. Actually, anyone knows Malaysia's native language here? Since the headquarter is there, maybe we should use the acronym from the native language to make it unique and special.
    The IBF may be headquartered in Malaysia now but it is an international organization and should therefore use a language which is known to most countries. This language happens to be English. Imagine should the IBF move its HQ again, another change of name in the language of the host country may be needed and this will cause a lot of confusion and expense.

    By reading the name, many will know what sport the organisation represents. For this reason, I think it is not a bad idea to place the name of the game "Badminton" first to give the intended impact.

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    really, does it matter? abbreviations are so commonly used that any arrangment will easily coincide with another meaning...

    but if they must change it, would The Confederation of Asian Badminton (CAB) makes more sense ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by winstonchan
    really, does it matter? abbreviations are so commonly used that any arrangment will easily coincide with another meaning...

    but if they must change it, would The Confederation of Asian Badminton (CAB) makes more sense ??
    This is a little dangerous.
    If they make a mistake somewhere later, they can be labelled "Cuckoos of Asian Badminton"...

    This is a bit silly, hee...
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    Well, putting "badminton" ahead of other words sounds like Malay to me... Malay language is used to putting the main noun in front and the rest behind (Hukum DM, Malay language's grammar)... But this is definitely not for english... The whole thing sounds weird.. I wonder if it's a Malaysian suggesting the name
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    Quote Originally Posted by hara^kazuko
    Well, putting "badminton" ahead of other words sounds like Malay to me... Malay language is used to putting the main noun in front and the rest behind (Hukum DM, Malay language's grammar)... But this is definitely not for english... The whole thing sounds weird.. I wonder if it's a Malaysian suggesting the name
    Ya,i personally think that IBF is definitely better that BIF.But anyway,the name is doesn't important as long as it is really working. By the way,where have you been recently coz i seldom see you posting here?Well,are you ready with the Macau Open???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica
    Ya,i personally think that IBF is definitely better that BIF.But anyway,the name is doesn't important as long as it is really working. By the way,where have you been recently coz i seldom see you posting here?Well,are you ready with the Macau Open???
    lol, have been participating in lots of competition. Basketball, table tennis and volleyball in the exemption of badminton (I think I suck in badminton)... And I'm damn so tired...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hara^kazuko
    lol, have been participating in lots of competition. Basketball, table tennis and volleyball in the exemption of badminton (I think I suck in badminton)... And I'm damn so tired...
    Wow,you are so talented that you good in many sports.Why,Are you badminton skill that lousy? I think you have underestimate yourself,since you are so good in sports,i doubt you badminton skill won't be that lousy lar.i am different from you,recently just participate in a badminton competition .If you are tired,have a good rest or else you will get sick.

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