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Bingo Number Nicknames

Bingo play using nicknames persisted in British Bingo halls until faster computer draws replaced air-blown balls. This is a way of announcing or repeating the Bingo number drawn in a humorous way. In a crowded, noisy room, it also helps to confirm the number called.

A bingo game starts with the traditional call to attention: "Eyes Down".

  1. Kelly's eye, Buttered scone, At the beginning, Little Jimmy, Nelson's column, B1 Baby of bingo, First on the board

  2. One little duck, Baby's done it, Doctor who, Me and you, Little boy blue, Home alone, Peek a boo

  3. Dearie me, I'm free, Debbie McGee, You and me, Goodness me, One little flea, Cup of tea, Monkey on the tree

  4. The one next door, On the floor, Knock at the door, B4 Crowd says "and after", Bobby Moore, Shut the door

  5. Man alive, Jack's alive, One little snake

  6. Tom Mix, Tom's tricks, Chopsticks, In a fix

  7. Lucky seven, God's in heaven, One little crutch, David Beckham, One hockey stick, A slice of heaven

  8. Garden gate, Golden gate, At the gate, Harry Tate, One fat lady, She's always late, Sexy Kate, Is she in yet

  9. Doctor's orders

  10. Downing street, Cock and hen (rhyming), Uncle Ben (rhyming), Gordon's den, A big fat hen

  11. Legs eleven, Legs - they're lovely, Kelly's legs number eleven, Chicken legs, Skinny legs

  12. One dozen, One and two - a dozen, Monkey's cousin (rhymes with "a dozen"), One doz' if one can

  13. Unlucky for some, Devil's number, Bakers dozen

  14. Valentines day

  15. Rugby team, Young and keen

  16. Sweet sixteen, She's lovely, Never been kissed

  17. Often been kissed, Old Ireland, Dancing queen, The age to catch 'em, Posh and Becks

  18. Key of the door, Now you can vote, Coming of age

  19. Goodbye teens

  20. One score, Getting plenty, Blind 20

  21. Royal salute, Key of the door, If only I was.., Just my age

  22. Quack quack, Two little ducks (suggesting the necks of two swans), Ducks on a pond, Dinky doo, All the twos, Bishop Desmond, Put your 22's on, Toot toot (train whistle)

  23. A duck and a flea, Thee and me, The Lord's my shepherd (based on 23rd Psalm), A duck on a tree

  24. Two dozen, Did you score?, Do you want some more?

  25. Duck and dive

  26. Bed and breakfast (traditional price was 2 shillings 6 pence), Half a crown (equivalent to 2 shillings 6 pence), Pick and mix

  27. Little duck with a crutch, Gateway to heaven

  28. In a state, The old brags, Over weight, Duck and its mate

  29. You're doing fine, In your prime, Rise and shine

  30. Burlington Bertie, Dirty Gertie, Speed limit (in built-up area, UK), Blind 30, Flirty thirty, Your face is dirty

  31. Get up and run

  32. Buckle my Shoe

  33. Dirty knees, All the feathers, All the threes, Gertie Lee, Two little fleas, Sherwood forest (all the trees)

  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, All the steps, Jack Benny

  40. Two score, Life begins at, Blind 40, Naughty 40

  41. Life's begun, Time for fun

  42. That famous street in Manhattan, Whinny the Poo

  43. Down on your knees

  44. Droopy drawers, All the fours, Open two doors

  45. Halfway house, Halfway there, Cowboy's friend

  46. Up to tricks

  47. Four and seven

  48. Four dozen

  49. PC (Police Constable), Copper, Nick nick, Rise and shine

  50. Bulls eye, Bung hole, Blind 50, Half a century, Snow White's number (five-oh, five-oh..), Hawaii five O

  51. I love my mum, Tweak of the thumb, The Highland Division

  52. Weeks in a year, The Lowland Division, Danny La Rue, Pack 'o cards

  53. Stuck in the tree, The Welsh Division, The joker

  54. Clean the floor, House of bamboo (famous song)

  55. Snakes alive, All the fives, Double nickels, Give us fives, Bunch of fives

  56. Was she worth it?

  57. Heinz varieties, All the beans (Heinz 57 varieties of canned beans)

  58. Make them wait, Choo choo Thomas

  59. Brighton line (engine 59)

  60. Three score, Blind 60, Five dozen

  61. Bakers bun

  62. Tickety boo, Turn on the screw

  63. Tickle me

  64. The Beatles number, Red raw

  65. Old age pension, Stop work (retirement age)

  66. Clickety click, All the sixes

  67. Made in heaven, Argumentative number

  68. Saving grace

  69. The same both ways, your place or mine?, Any way up, Either way up, Any way round, Meal for two, The French connection, Yum yum

  70. Three score and ten, Blind 70

  71. Bang on the drum

  72. A crutch and a duck, Six dozen, Par for the course (golf)

  73. Crutch with a flea, Queen B, Under the tree

  74. Candy store, Grandmamma of Bingo

  75. Strive and strive, Big Daddy, Granddaddy of Bingo

  76. Trombones, Seven 'n' six - was she worth it?

  77. Sunset strip, All the sevens, Two little crutches, The double hockey stick

  78. Heavens gate

  79. One more time

  80. Gandhi's breakfast, Blind 80, Eight and blank, There you go matey

  81. Fat lady and a little wee, Stop and run

  82. Fat lady with a duck, Straight on through

  83. Fat lady with a flea, Time for tea, Ethel's Ear

  84. Seven dozen

  85. Staying alive

  86. Between the sticks

  87. Fat lady with a crutch, Torquay in Devon

  88. Two fat ladies, Wobbly wobbly, All the eights

  89. Nearly there, All but one

  90. Top of the shop, Top of the house, Blind 90, As far as we go, End of the line