The Call of Bingo – Bingo Lingo

Gerald By Gerald, 12th Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Bingo calls are simply specific terms used to denote a particular number(e.g. 1 = Kelly's Eye). In honour of the popular game especially in UK, the author provides some origin of the numbers become words.

Enjoy and win as you listen to the sweet calls of Bingo

Numbers become words and vice versa as you tune in to the calls of Bingo online or offline. A harbinger of the online casino games! A ‘gateway to heaven’ or ‘half a century’ could be the winning number as you join the motley crowd of players vying for the lucky 90 ball bingo numbers hoping to win with every calls.
The call becomes more interesting and fun every time an experience DJ roll out words with underlying meanings that points to a specific number. Bingo is most popular in the United Kingdom since ages past. Therefore, the spicy lingos mostly originate in Britain.
The specific terms used to denote a particular number varies with time, and usage in different countries. But, the most used ones remains the same. It is a thrill to present the popular and exciting Bingo calls that continues to drive thousands of die-hard fans of the game crazy through the centuries. Some tips on the source and origin of words are provided as an eye opener and dedicated to the lovers of the game.

1.Kelly’s Eye(From the legend of one eyed Australian gangster Ned Kelly)
2.One Little Duck(From the duck shaped form of number 2) 3. Cup of Tea
4. Knock at the Door 5. Man Alive 6. Tom Mix
7. Lucky Number(probably from the ancient connection of the number to a time of leisure, recreation and rest when God rested on the 7th day) 8. Garden Gate 9. Doctor’s Orders(from the Army Doctor’s laxative pill called number 9)
10. Cameron’s Den(10th Downing Street, Official Residence of British Prime Ministers)
11. Legs Eleven 12. One Dozen 13. Unlucky for some 14. Valentines Day(Feb. 14)
15. Young and Keen 16. Sweet Sixteen
17. Dancing Queen(from the song of the Swedish band ABBA) 18. Coming of Age
19. Goodbye-Teens(last stage of teenage) 20. One Score(old/ancient language for twenty)
21. Key of the Door 22. Two Little Ducks(duck shaped number 2) 23. Thee and Me
24. Two Dozen 25. Duck and Dive 26. Pick and Mix 27. Gateway to Heaven
28. Overweight 29. Rise and Shine 30. Dirty Gertie 31. Get up and run
32. Buckle my shoe 33. Dirty Knee 34. Ask for more 35. Jump and Jive
36. Three Dozen 37. More than Eleven 38. Christmas Cake 39. Steps
40. Naughty Forty 41. Time for Fun 42. Winnie the Pooh(fashion designer’s trademark) 43. Down on your knees
44. Droopy Drawers 45. Halfway there 46. Up to tricks 47. Four and seven
48. Four Dozen 49. PC(From PC 49, a popular radio show in U.K. in the 1940’s)
50. Half a Century(1 Century=100) 51. Tweak of the Thumb
52. Danny La Rue(A well known British Drag Artist) 53. Stuck in the face
54. Clean the floor 55. Snakes Alive 56. Was she worth it?
57. Heinz Varieties(Back to the time when Heinz baked beans have 57 varieties)
58. Make them Wait 59. Brighton Line 60. Five Dozen 61. Baker’s Bun
62. Turn on the Screw 63. Tickle Me 64. Red Raw 65. Old Age Pension(British Age of Retirement)
66. Clickety Click 67. Made in Heaven 68. Saving Grace 69. Either way up or up and down 70. Three score and ten( a very old language also found in Bible where three score means 60)
71. Bang on the Drum 72. Six Dozen 73. Queen 74. Candy Store
75. Strive and strive
76. Trombones( A brass section musical piece often played in parades = 76 Trombones)
77. Sunset Trip (From an American TV Show) 78. Heaven’s Gate 79. One more time
80. Eight & Blank 81. Stop and Run 82. Straight on through 83. Time for tea
84. Seven Dozen 85. Staying Alive 86. Between the Sticks
87. Torquay in Devon 88. Two fat Ladies 89. Nearly there
90. Top of the Shop.

Adios! Bon voyage to your dreams and desires as you tune in to the sweet calls of bingo.


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author avatar Buzz
12th Apr 2012 (#)

Oh, great bingo. Welcome to Wikinut, Gerald.

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author avatar Gerald
13th Apr 2012 (#)

This article is gleaned from many sources as I often play the game online. It is dedicated to the gaming enthusiast for free. I honestly don't intend to make money out of this article as the game and content belongs to one and all

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author avatar Funom Makama
2nd May 2012 (#)

I love this piece, thanks for the great share

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