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ALL the bingo-lingo and abbreviations EXPLAINED

Bingo callers in traditional English bingo halls often use funny little names when calling out the numbers, these are known as bingo calls, and personally, remind me of my own childhood in Butlins with my Grandmother (come to think of it, this could be where my fascination with Bingo really began). Unfortunately, the calls are used less frequently nowadays and are virtually non-existent online, however, because they’re quite fun and because they hold a particularly special place in my memory bank we wanted to include something, even if by way of a little homage to the old days.

Each number from 1-90 has its own bingo call. Some of the bingo lingo is very simple, such as ‘Four and Nine’: 49. Other nicknames follow cockney rhyming slang, such as ‘Pick and Mix’: 26. Occasionally, the bingo call will rhyme with the number, for example ‘Tom’s Tricks’: 6. Other bingo calls don’t rhyme at all but instead have a biblical association e.g. ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’: 23 (referring to Psalm 23 in the Bible) - not very good for those of us who didn’t pay much attention in RE...

Most bingo lingo numbers have more than one call, and depending on the callers personality will have a favourite of his own. For example, he may prefer the rhyming slang association; ‘Garden Gate’ (which rhymes with 8), or the visual representation ‘One Fat Lady’ (because the shape of a figure 8 looks like a larger woman wearing a tight belt).

Check out the list below and see what tickles your fancy!

1 - Kelly's Eye / At the Beginning
2 - One Little Duck / Me and You
3 - Cup of tea / You and Me
4 - Knock at the Door
5 - Man Alive
6 - Tom's tricks / Tom Nix
7 - Lucky Seven / God's in Heaven
8 - One Fat Lady / Golden Gate/ Garden Gate
9 - Doctor's Orders
10 - Gordons's Den. Gordon Brown lives at 10 Downing Street (changes with each new resident).
11 - Legs Eleven
12 - One Dozen
13 - Unlucky for Some / Devil's Number/ Baker’s Dozen
14 - Valentines Day
15 - Young and keen / Rugby Team
16 - Sweet Sixteen / She's Lovely
17 - Dancing Queen / Often been Kissed
18 - Coming of Age
19 - Goodbye Teens
20 - One Score/ Blind 20
21 - Key of the Door
22 - Two Little Ducks / All the Twos
23 - Thee and Me / The Lord is my Shepherd
24 - Two dozen
25 - Duck and Dive
26 - Pick and Mix/Half a crown/Bed and Breakfast
27 - Gateway to Heaven / Little duck with a Crutch
28 - Over Weight / In a State
29 - You're doing Fine/ Rise and Shine
30 - Burlington Bertie / Dirty Gertie / Speed Limit / Flirty thirty / Blind 30
31 - Get up and Run
32 - Buckle my Shoe
33 - Dirty Knees / All the Threes / All the Feathers / Two Little Fleas / Sherwood Forest
34 - Ask for More
35 - Jump and Jive
36 - Three Dozen
37 - A Flea in Heaven / More than Eleven
38 - Christmas Cake
39 - Those Famous Steps / Steps
40 - Naughty Forty
41 - Time for Fun
42 - Winnie the Pooh/ Famous Street in Manhatten
43 - Down on your Knees
44 - Droopy Drawers / All the Fours
45 - Halfway There / Halfway House
46 - Up to Tricks
47 - Four and Seven
48 - Four Dozen
49 - P.C. / Copper / Nick Nick
50 - Half a Century/ Bulls Eye / Blind 50
51 - Tweak of the Thumb
52 - Danny La Rue/ Weeks in a Year
53 - Stuck in the Tree
54 - Clean the Floor
55 - Snakes Alive / All the Fives
56 - Was she worth it?
57 - Heinz Varieties
58 - Make them Wait / Choo choo Thomas
59 - Brighton Line
60 - Five Dozen /Three Score / Blind 60
61 - Bakers Bun
62 - Turn on the Screw / Tickety Boo
63 - Tickle Me
64 - Red Raw / The Beatles’ Number
65 - Old Age Pension
66 - Clickety Click / All the Sixes
67 - Made in Heaven / Argumentative Number
68 - Saving Grace
69 - Either Way Up /The Same Both Ways / Your Place or Mine / Meal for Two
70 - Three Score and Ten / Blind 70
71 - Bang on the Drum
72 - Six Dozen / A Crutch and a Duck / Par for the Course
73 - Crutch and a flea / Queen B
74 - Candy Store
75 - Strive and Strive
76 - Trombones /Was She Worth It
77 - Sunset Strip / All the Sevens / Two Little Crutches
78 - Heavens Gate
79 - One More Time
80 - Eight and Blank/Blind 80/Gandhi's Breakfast
81 - Stop and Run
82 - Straight on Through/ Fat lady with a Duck
83 - Time for Tea / Ethel's Ear
84 - Seven Dozen
85 - Staying Alive
86 - Between the Sticks
87 - Torquay in Devon/ Fat lady with a Crutch
88 - Two fat ladies / All the Eights
89 - Nearly there / All but One
90 - Top of the Shop / Top of the House / Blind 90 / End of the Line

USA & UK English Bingo Chat-Room abbreviations (that will also improve your street credibility)
The notion of community was intrinsic to the traditional Bingo Hall, where people would travel from far flung places to meet and socialize with others. Without doubt, community is still very much at the heart of online bingo, thanks to the ‘Chat-rooms’, which have become integral to the online bingo community.

It was recently reported in an online survey that approx 70% of all online bingo players use and take part in the chat rooms, which speaks volumes.

All good bingo sites utlise the chat room function. These rooms are regulated by Chat Masters whose watch over the conversations in the room, help roomies with their questions, play chat games and give away prizes.

Because Email, SMS and Chatting in bingo rooms requires us to put our WPM typing skills to the test, a new type of communication has developed in order for us to keep up and keep the conversation flowing, without us wasting time looking for the ‘H’ key…or, of course, getting in the way of our Bingo game!

AFACT (as Far as I Can Tell), these chat abbreviations genuinely help bingo players to take part in the conversation without having to type full words and sentences but also helps generate a sense of fun and community. You’ll pick them up in no time! CFN (ciao for now)x

^5 - High Five
4AO - For Adults Only
AFACT - As Far as I Can Tell
AFC - Away From Computer
AFK - Away From Keyboard
AIM - AOL Instant Messenger
ALS - Age, Location, Sex
AYT - Are You There?
ATM - At The Moment
ATW - Around the Web
BB - Bye Bye
BBL - Be Back Later
BBS - Be Back Soon
BLNG - Better Luck Next Game
BMHATW - Banging My Head Against the Wall
BRB - Bathroom Break / Be Right Back
BTW - By the Way
CDIWY - Couldn’t do it Without You
CFN - Ciao for Now
CM - Chat Master/Monitor/Moderator
COI - Come on In
CTN - Can’t Talk Now
CUFN - See You For Now
CYAL8R - See you later
D - De/The
DK - Don’t Know
DLG - Devilish Little Grin
DLN - Don’t Leave Now
DTS - Don’t Think So
DWBH - Don’t Worry Be Happy
e1 - Everyone
EL - Evil Laugh
ELOL - Evil Laugh Out Loud
EMA - Email Address
EMML - Email Me Later
EOD - End of Day
FIO - Figure it Out
FISH - First In Still Here
G/G - Gotta Go
GBH - Great Big Hug
GGA - Good Game All
GL - Good luck
GL2U - Good luck to you
GLA - Good luck all
GLE - Good luck everyone
GLNG - Good luck next game
GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike
GTG/G2G - Got to Go
HABO - Have a Better One
HF - Have Fun
HLTCR - Has Left the Chat Room
IMO - In My Opinion
J/J - Just Joking
JK - Joking
JFF - Just For Fun
K - Okay
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
MB - Message Board
NP - No Problem
OW - Oh Well
Pls/Plz - Please
PP - Pink, Pink. As above, when a player has two cards that have turned pink.
ROFL - Rolling on the Floor Laughing ( ROFL on floor laughing )
SOH - Sense of Humour
SRY - Sorry
SYS - See You Soon
TC - Take Care
TG - To Go (i.e. “I have 3tg”= 3 numbers to go to Bingo)
TTFN - Ta Ta For Now
TTYL - Talk to you Later
TY - Thank you
TYVM - Thank you Very Much
UL - Unlucky
VBG - Very Big Grin
WAM - Wait a Minute
WB - Welcome Back
WD - Well Done
WTG - Way to Go
YD - Yesterday
YW - You’re Welcome

  
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