Monday, January 26, 2009

Cliffie's Corner

Badminton as we now know it took its name from Badminton House in Gloucestershire, England—home of the duke of Beaufort—and was once known as battledore and also as shuttlecock. Although the sport is not popular in America, crowds of up to 15,000 are common for major badminton tournaments in Malaysia.


Bob said...

Yah, uh, thanks Cliffie! ;)

Berry Blog said...

Loved this as a kid...we had some pretty poor excuses for shuttlecocks in those days and had to improvise a lot.Pretty sad. And on the rare occasion we got a new one, we could pretty much wreck it in an afternoon. then they came out with those little plastic conical nets, and they lasted longer.
I've seen the tournaments on tv...which is like seeing these people waving frantically at something invisible on screen. so fast!

Debster said...

The best racket sport of them all. And I think the fastest.