Any new bingo player needs to get use to the bingo calls which is also known as he bingo lingo. Many comprehensive sites exist for this one in particular to be noted is the Littlewoods Bingo.
As the game of bingo developed, so did a unique set of nicknames for each bingo number. Bingo callers in traditional bingo halls would use these nicknames when calling out each number, and they became known as bingo lingo or bingo calls. Used less frequently nowadays, they were widely used at one time and there were many regional variations of bingo calls to be found in bingo halls throughout the UK.

Each bingo number from 1-90 has a bingo call associated with it. Some bingo lingo is very simple, such as ‘Four and Nine’: 49. Other nicknames are more obscure, such as ‘Pick and Mix’: 26. The nickname will often rhyme with the number, for example ‘Tom’s Tricks’: 6. other bingo calls don’t rhyme but have a logical reason behind them. Some even have a biblical background. For example, ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’: 23. This refers to Psalm 23 in the Bible.

Some bingo numbers have both a rhyming nickname and a more logical nickname. The number eight for example, can be referred to as both ‘Garden Gate’ (which rhymes) and ‘One Fat Lady’ (because the shape looks like two halves of a large woman). Some prefer these more logical nicknames, such as ‘Kelly’s Eye’ for number one (so called because of the one eyed Australian gangster Ned Kelly) because they are unique and easier to remember. Rhyming nicknames can be difficult to remember. For example, ‘Duck and Dive’ represents 25 but just as easily rhymes with 35. Our bingo lingo list covers some of the most commonly used lingo for numbers called in UK bingo.

For other offline and online bingo terms, check out our bingo glossary. For explanations of commonly used bingo chat abbreviations in online bingo chat and our online bingo chat games, take a look at our bingo chat jargon section.

1 Kelly’s Eye / At the Beginning

2 One Little Duck / Me and You – So called because the number 2 is a swan-like shape.

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 – In World War 2 the British pill “Number 9” was a laxative.

10 Tony’s Den. Tony Blair at 10 Downing Street (changes with each Prime Minister).

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 – The cost of a night’s lodgings and breakfast was traditionally 2 shillings and sixpence, or two and six.

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 – The London to Brighton bus service was the number 59.

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 – The age of retirement (when a pension can be claimed) for men in the UK.

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 – The cost of a wedding license used to be 7 shillings and sixpence.

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 – Imagine looking down at Gandhi sitting cross legged in front of a large empty plate.

81 Stop and Run

82 Straight on Through/ Fat lady with a Duck

83 Time for Tea / Ethel’s Ear – The eight is a fat lady shape and the three is an ear shape.

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

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By Ahmed
This article is written by Ahmed. A recent university graduate who has passion in many fields he has had personal experience in. Every article he has written is because of some kind of personal experience.