Bingo Nicknames Revealed
As more and more games continue to come up, bingo is one of the oldest and most popular games today. Due to its popularity, many nicknames have come up to describe different scenarios of the game. These nicknames have been used traditionally to refer to specific drawn numbers. These nicknames can sometimes be used in rhyming manner for example bingo lingo and in this case rhymes for all the numbers from 1 to 90 most of which have been used for many years. In some cases the bingo caller says a number and the players rhyme in a call as a response while in some other cases the caller will call out a rhyme and the player will call out a number.
Most of the numbers in any bingo game will have their own nickname to differentiate them from each other. The main purpose of these bingo number nicknames is to verify as well as emphasize a call. This is because most bingo halls are crowded and at the same time noisy and if a caller adds a unique nickname to a specific number called out it helps in making sure that all the players have heard the number correctly. Another purpose for bingo number nicknames is to add humour to the rather boring procedure of calling out numbers.
You can find a list of most of the nicknames on the internet but you need to keep in mind that there can never be a definite list given that new nicknames come out every now and then while old nicknames are being replaced by new ones to keep up with the changing trends. It is also important to keep in mind that some bingo numbers have more than one nickname while others may not have a nickname at all. For example the number 8 can be called golden gate, garden gate or one fat lady. The shape of 8 resembles the shape of a fat lady.
The number two is also referred to as me and you or one little duck given that the number 2 is shaped like a swan. Another great example is the number 12 which is referred to as one dozen given that 12 items make a dozen. On the other hand the number thirteen is referred to as devils number or unlucky for some given that the number 13 has unlucky qualities. The number 14 is also referred to as Valentine’s Day given that the day is celebrated on the 14th of February every year. The number 15 is also referred to as a rugby team given that a rugby team consists of fifteen players. The number 65 also has a funny nickname namely the age old pension which refers to men’s retirement age in England.