British Word Of The day – Subbuteo

A random thought becomes my British Word Of The Day.

Subbuteo

Subbuteo Heavy Weight Players

Subbuteo Heavy Weight Players

Subbuteo is a group of table top games simulating team sports such as association football, cricket, both codes of rugby and hockey. The name is most closely associated with the football game, which for many years was marketed as “the replica of Association Football” or Table Soccer.

The “Subbuteo” name is derived from the neo-Latin scientific name Falco subbuteo (a bird of prey commonly known as the Eurasian hobby), after a trademark was not granted to its creator Peter Adolph (1916–1994) to call the game “Hobby”.

From Wikipedia

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