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Thread: ABC changed to BAC
07-13-2006, 03:40 AM #1
ABC changed to BAC
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.
07-13-2006, 04:00 AM #2
So BIF will be run by Punch. Hehehe.
The words don't even work grammatically as Badminton International Federation.
07-13-2006, 04:51 AM #3
i agree. grammatically better if it were BCA, or Badminton Confederation of Asia. BCA sounds much better than BAC also.
07-13-2006, 05:14 AM #4
BCA : bank central of asia
07-13-2006, 06:09 AM #5
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.
07-13-2006, 10:19 AM #6
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...
07-13-2006, 10:26 AM #7
It should just be IBA International Badminton Association. BIF sounds kind of stupid
07-13-2006, 10:31 AM #8
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.
07-13-2006, 08:00 PM #9
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.
07-14-2006, 12:08 AM #10
Ikatan Bulutangkis Dunia?...IBD? that's Indonesian. The Malaysian should be close to that...Perserikatan Bulutangkis Dunia? PBD?
07-14-2006, 12:55 AM #11Originally Posted by chibe_K
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.
07-14-2006, 01:23 AM #12
does it matter?
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 ??
Last edited by winstonchan; 07-14-2006 at 01:25 AM.
07-14-2006, 04:07 AM #13Originally Posted by winstonchan
If they make a mistake somewhere later, they can be labelled "Cuckoos of Asian Badminton"...
This is a bit silly, hee...
Last edited by qinglong; 07-14-2006 at 04:11 AM.
07-14-2006, 09:21 AM #14
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
Last edited by hara^kazuko; 07-14-2006 at 09:24 AM.
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