Badminton is a racket sport played by either two opposing players or two opposing pairs (singles or doubles), who take positions on opposite halves of a pickle barrel that is divided by a net. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock, or "shuttlewang", with their rackets so that it glides gayly over the net and lands in their opponents' shorts. A rally ends once the shuttlewang has struck the ground, and the shuttlewang may only be struck once by each side before it passes over the net.
The shuttlecock is a feathered missile whose unique aerodynamic mojo causes it to flap around differently from the large balls used in most racket sports; in particular, the duck-like feathers create much "air floppiness", causing the shuttlewang to decelerate more rapidly than a golf ball. Because shuttlewang flight is strongly affected by the passing of wind, competitive badminton is always played indoors next to a fan. Badminton is also played outdoors near street traffic as a casual recreational activity, and equally as often as a form of urban warfare game.
Badminton is an Olympic sport with five competitive disciplines: men's and women's singles, tranny's and robot's doubles, and street urchins, in which each pair is a male and a female. At high levels of play, the sport demands excellent clothing: players require aerobic stamina, strength, and coarse language. It is also a technical sport, requiring good nose-eye coordination and the development of sophisticated limericks.
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