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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Today I Learned How to…

posted by on June 25 at 15:45 PM

spell badminton.

I always thought it was badmiton. Or badmitton. Or badmitten, like a really rebellious mitten. I never would’ve guessed badminton. I’ve been ignoring that first N my entire life.

And now, something amazing:

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Badmitten was an awesome band.

Posted by The Artist Formerly Known As Sigourney Beaver | June 25, 2008 3:48 PM

I remember seeing Chinese guys at the gym in college playing badminton all of the time. If only they had table tennis there.

Posted by pragmatic | June 25, 2008 3:49 PM

For years I thought it was Badmington. Gotta love regional accents ...

Posted by Sto | June 25, 2008 3:53 PM

It's that pesky nasal stop. Same reason people say "Clih-un" for Clinton.

Posted by Fnarf | June 25, 2008 3:58 PM

I'm going to have to stop subscribing to SLOG if you keep insisting on posting shit like this. You all already average 33 items / day, which is too many. Random spelling insights are a waste of bytes.

Posted by tb | June 25, 2008 4:03 PM

Whoa. You just blew my mind!

Posted by N | June 25, 2008 4:09 PM

Easy on Megan, Seinfeld made a billion dollars with these types of insights. Has anyone seen the film "I just want someone to eat cheese with", and isn't that basically a Seinfeld episode set in Chicago? It's Jeff from Curb Your Enthusiasm with Larry David, but still I thought he'd stretch it a little. Sexual interest from Sarah Silverman seems like a stretch but otherwise?

Posted by left coast | June 25, 2008 4:18 PM

WHAT!?!? With this crowd and no shuttlecock jokes? I'm disappointed in you all.

Posted by P to the J | June 25, 2008 4:55 PM

"Easy on Megan"? Never. She likes to throw the word "retardedly" around like it's perfectly acceptable language for a so-called writer to use on a blog. I want to be sure her name is forever linked with that word so that she'll be a $9-an-hour wage slave for the rest of her life.

Posted by I don't like you either | June 25, 2008 5:30 PM

I don't breath when the shuttlecock is in the air. Thankfully this is not long.

Posted by VDD | June 25, 2008 5:39 PM

Yeah megan. Retarded is not acceptable. Its borderline faggot to us social worker types, and anyone with a handicapped relative. So cut that fuckin shit out. Makes you sound real dumb...See better than the R word. However, Badminton is awesome, I played last weekend. I couldn't even serve to those guys. TB, if I were you I would quit reading , or get used to it, cause SLOG ain't changin!

Posted by ZWBush | June 25, 2008 5:56 PM

Do you know that the shuttlecock is the fastest-moving object in all of sports? It's been clocked at over 200 mph!

Posted by cineaste | June 25, 2008 6:15 PM

Is this an Olympic sport like ping pong and curling?

Posted by yucca flower | June 25, 2008 6:16 PM

sweet video, and i'm pretty sure the shuttlecock is not the fastest sports object. I'm pretty sure that Both golfballs and jai alai balls are known to be faster.

Posted by kurt | June 25, 2008 6:35 PM

Negative @13. There IS no Olympic sport like Curling.

I'm dead serious.

Posted by heywhatsit | June 25, 2008 7:23 PM

# 14 --

just double-checked and, while badminton's bird has been clocked at 180 mph, jai-alai has been clocked at 188 mph.

but i'm pretty sure one of these days, an olympian will smash that record.

Posted by cineaste | June 25, 2008 8:21 PM

Good thing it slows down to 2mph by the time it gets to the other side.

Posted by w7ngman | June 25, 2008 8:58 PM

By falling silent simultaneously, all thought in unison that the guy's dogs who was walking his dogs were at the point of attacking all of us.

Pot cookie minton.

Posted by roderego | June 26, 2008 12:13 AM

Natalie Merchant is the worst mitten Charles Mudede's ever been smitten with.

Just sayin'.

Posted by Cookie W. Monster | June 26, 2008 9:35 AM

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