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Banchory Bangers

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Banchory Bangers

A disbanded Quidditch team from Scotland.

The Bangers were known for their appallingly awful Quidditch skills and wild after-match parties. Their extremely reckless shenanigans during a match against the Appleby Arrows included allowing the Bludgers to go free and an illegal hunt for a Hebridean Black dragon to serve as their team mascot (the hunt was stopped by Ministry of Magic personnel). This incident led to the disbanding of the team in 1814 (QA5).

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Etymology

In everyday British usage, a banger can be a sausage, an old car or a firework (Oxford English Dictionary). Other definitions are a forceful aggressive athlete (Merriam-Webster) or slang for a wild party or a gangster/thug (Urban Dictionary).

Notes

Banchory is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Its Wikipedia entry lists several football teams, a basketball team (the Banchory Stags) and a rugby team (Deeside RFC), but no Quidditch team (Wikipedia).

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