Bingo calling terms are basically the bingo nicknames latched onto the various bingo numbers to add an element of wit and humor to the simple game of bingo.
Since ages, a bingo caller has been crafting funny and hilarious bingo terms to give an extra punch to their calling style.
Sometimes, the bingo callers fabricate gut-busting nicknames after a particular shape of bingo numbers. Just as,
The bingo calling term ‘One Little Duck’ outlines the swan-like shape of number two.
The bingo nickname ‘One Little Flea’ naturally marks out the flea-like shape of number three.
The in-and-out shape of the number five gives a way to the bingo term ‘One Little Snake’.
The number 11 resembles the two legs and henceforth, the bingo callers conveniently tag it to the term Legs Eleven.
At times the bingo callers bridge a close connection between the bingo numbers and some important historical events or legends thus giving a way to witty bingo terms. Something like,
The ‘Kelly’s Eye number 1’ is so-named after the one-eyed Australian gangster Ned Kelly.
The ‘Cowboy’s Friend number 45’ is nicknamed after the gun named Colt 45 which was commonly used by the cowboys.
‘Bed and Breakfast number 26’ is named after the cost of a night’s stay and breakfast in the UK that used to be two shillings and sixpence.
‘Doctor’s Orders number 9’ is named after a pill called the “Number Nine” which was prescribed by the British doctors for the various ailments during the World War II..
Besides, some bingo callers simply follow the sound of a number to structure a rhyming bingo calling term such as,
Chopsticks rhymes with the number 6 and so, ‘Chopsticks number 6’.
Similarly, Jump and Jive rhymes with the number 35 thus fabricating a rhyming bingo term, ‘Jump and Jive 35’.
Sometimes the bingo callers simply band a nickname to a bingo number due to its connection with a certain part of the age group. Something as,
‘Never Been Kissed number 16’ simply highlights the romantic mind set of a sixteen year old girl.
Then, ‘Often Been Kissed number 17’ simply follows on the 16’s never been kissed title.
‘Coming of Age number 18’ usually indicates the approaching adulthood thus the freedom to vote, drink, get married and play bingo.
And the bingo calling term ‘Old Age Pension 65’ relates to the age of retirement for men in the UK which was 65 earlier.
These bingo calling terms are so entwined with the bingo numbers that now calling out bingo numbers without any bingo nicknames tagged onto them would be like serving a turkey without spices.
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