Bingo Calls for the Weekend
By Space Coast Daily // May 31, 2022
If you’re heading to the Bingo halls this weekend, or plan to log in and play online in your pyjamas, we thought it would be the perfect time to refresh your Bingo call know-how, ready for your weekend games. So, whether you’re hoping to shout “House” via a game of online Bingo at Paddy Power, or down your local Bingo venue, we’re here to refresh your Bingo call knowledge, getting your dauber ready for the weekend.
Scroll to call the first 30 numbers.
1. Kelly’s Eye – Military slang that refers to Ned Kelly’s helmet; the eye slot resembles the number one.
2. One little duck – The number two resembles a little duck.
3. Cup of Tea – Rhymes with three, whilst also paying homage to a drink us Brits love!
4. Knock at the door – Paying homage to a nursery rhyme;: O”ne, two, buckle my shoe, three, four, knock at the door”.
5. Man alive – Rhymes with five.
6. Half a Dozen – A common phrase referring to six units.
Tom Mix – Cockney rhyming slang for six.
7. Lucky – In many cultures, the number seven is considered to be lucky.
8. Garden gate – Rhymes with eight.
One fat lady – The number eight resembles a lady who is big-chested, with a large bottom.
9. Brighton line – Refers to the London Victoria and London Bridge line to Brighton.
Doctor’s Orders – Number nine was a laxative pill given out by army doctors in WWII.
10. (Current Prime Minister name)’s Den – Refers to 10 Downing Street, home to the Prime Minister.
11. Legs Eleven – The number eleven resembles a pair of legs.
12. One dozen – Refers to a dozen, comprising of 12 units.
13. Unlucky for some – The number thirteen is considered an unlucky number by some.
14. Valentine’s Day – Refers to the day of love, Valentine’s Day on 14th February.
15. Young and Keen / Groovy Scene – Rhymes with fifteen.
16. Never been Kissed – Pays homage to the song Sweet sixteen and never been kissed.
17. Dancing Queen – Refers to ABBA’s song Dancing Queen, which has the number 17 in the lyrics.
18. Coming of age – The age of majority in the UK is 18.
19. Goodbye teens – Refers to 19 being the last years of your teens.
20. One Score – There are 20 units in one score measurement.
21. Key of the door – The traditional age of majority.
Royal Salute – Pays homage to the 21-gun salute.
22. Two little ducks – Resembles two little ducks.
23. Thee and Me – Rhymes with twenty-three.
24. Two dozen – Refers to two lots of 12.
25. Duck and dive – Rhymes with twenty-five.
26. Pick and mix – Rhymes with twenty-six.
27. Duck and Crutch – Refers to the look of both numbers; the two looks like a duck and the seven, like a crutch.
Gateway to heaven – Rhymes with Twenty-seven.
28. In a state – Two and Eight are rhyming slag for state.
Overweight – Rhymes with twenty-eight.
29. Rise and shine – Rhymes with twenty-nine.
30. Dirty Gertie – Pays homage to a wartime song sung by soldiers called Dirty Gertie from Bizerte.
So, now you’ve brushed up on your Bingo lingo, are you ready to daub your way into the weekend?