Which of these two teams is the right place for football?

team A team B
birdsong birdseed
butthead butthole
handoff handset
handover handshake
outfall outburst
outwith outhouse
overspill overdue
overturn overtone
workhouse workload
workpiece workstation

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The right place for Football is

Team B.


All of the words in both team a and team b are compound words (as well as football), but all of the words in team A, when the two words that make up the compound word are reversed, they make up another compound word.


Butthead --> Headbutt/Birdsong--> songbird

And for set B:

Birdseed cannot become seedbird. Similarly, the others, like workload cannot be reversed as well.


Football is in team B because there is no such thing as a 'ballfoot.'

Edit Dec. 2022:

Apparantly 'seedbird' is a word according to Merriam-Webster... Seedbird Definition Who would've thought? :)

  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Exactly right - well done! $\endgroup$ Mar 2, 2021 at 16:50
  • $\begingroup$ This is the Poo and Ee Seed Bird Company. Good ladies, evening and gentlemen. $\endgroup$
    – iBug
    Mar 3, 2021 at 14:01
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    $\begingroup$ @iBug ...it is still two words though... $\endgroup$
    – Joe Kerr
    Mar 3, 2021 at 14:08

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