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

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.'

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

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