Monday, 8 September 2008

Bingo Number Rhymes and Nicknames

Por lo menos en Argentina, los números que se apuestan tienen un significado, el 17 la desgracia, el 22 los dos patitos, el 15 la niña bonita, etc.

Y en inglés?

Pues aquí están:

1 Kelly's Eye. At the Beginning. Nelson's Column. Buttered Scone. Little Jimmy. B1 Baby of Bingo
2 Me and You. Doctor Who. Little Boy Blue. Baby's Done it. One Little Duck
3 Cup of Tea. You and Me. Dearie Me. Goodness Me. I'm Free. Monkey on the Tree. Debbie McGee
4 Knock at the Door. B4 and After. On the Floor. The One Next Door. Bobby Moore
5 Man Alive. One Little Snake (The number 5 looks like a snake). Jack's Alive.
6 Chopsticks. Chopping Sticks. Tom Mix
7 Lucky. Lucky 7. God's in Heaven. David Beckham
8 Garden Gate. Gareth Gate. Golden Gate. Is She in yet?. She's Always Late. Sexy Kate. Harry Tate
9 Doctors Orders
10 Cock and Hen. Uncle Ben. Downing Street. Gordon's Den.
11 Legs Eleven. Skinny Legs. Chicken Legs. Legs - They are Lovely.
12 One Dozen. One and two - a Dozen. One Does If One Can. Monkey's cousin
13 Unlucky for Some. Devil's Number. Baker's Dozen.
14 Valentine's Day
15 Rugby Team (A Rugby Team consists of 15 players). Stroppy Teen. Young and Keen
16 Sweet Sixteen. She's Lovely. Never been kissed
17 Posh & Becks. Old Ireland. Often been kissed. The Age to Catch 'em. Dancing Queen
18 Now You Can Vote. Coming of Age. Key of the Door
19 Goodbye Teens
20 One Score. Getting Plenty. Blind 20
21 Key of the Door. Just My Age. If Only I Was. Royal Salute
22 All the Twos. Two Little Ducks. Ducks on a Pond. Bishop Desmond. Dinky Doo. Too Too.
23 Thee and Me. The Lord is my Shepherd (Refers to Psalm 23 in the Good Book)
24 Two Dozen. Pompey Whore (Pompey = Portsmouth). Did You Score? Do You Want Some More?
25 Duck and Dive
26 Pick and Mix. Half a Crown. Two and Six. Bed and Breakfast
27 Little Duck With a Crutch. Gateway to Heaven.
28 Over Weight. In a State. Duck and its Mate. The Old Brags
29 Rise and Shine. You're Doing Fine. In Your Prime
30 Ali G. Your Face is Dirty. Flirty Thirty. Blind 30. Dirty Gertie. Burlington Bertie
31 Get up and Run
32 Buckle my Shoe
33 Two Little Fleas. Gertie Lee. Dirty Knees. All the Threes. All the Feathers. Sherwood Forest.
34 Ask for More. Dirty Whore
35 Jump and Jive
36 Three Dozen
37 More than Eleven. A Flea in Heaven
38 Christmas Cake
39 Jack Benny. 39 Steps. Those Famous Steps
40 Naughty Forty. Life Begins at 40. Two Score
41 Life's Begun. Time for Fun
42 Winnie the Pooh. That Famous Street in Manhattan (42nd Street)
43 Down on your Knees
44 Droopy Drawers. Aldershot Ladies. Open Two Doors. Diana Dors
45 Halfway There. Halfway House. Cowboy's Friend
46 Up to Tricks
47 Four and Seven. Stairway to Heaven
48 Four Dozen
49 Rise and Shine. Nick Nick. Copper. PC
50 Half a Century. Blind 50. Bung Hole. Snow White's Number. Hawaii Five O. Bull's Eye
51 Tweak of the Thumb. The Highland Division. I Love My Mum
52 Weeks In A Year. Chicken Vindaloo. Pack o' Cards. The Lowland Division. Danny La Rue
53 Stuck in the Tree. The Joker (Regarded as the 53rd card in a deck of cards). The Welsh division
54 Clean the Floor. House of Bamboo (Famous song by Earl Grant)
55 Snakes Alive. All the Fives. Bunch of Fives. Give Us Fives. Double Nickels
56 Was she worth it?
57 All the Beans. Heinz Varieties
58 Make them Wait. Choo Choo Thomas
59 Brighton Line (The number of the London - Brighton bus service)
60 Five Dozen. Three Score. Blind 60
61 Baker's Bun
62 Turn on the Screw. Tickety Boo.
63 Tickle Me
64 Red Raw. The Beatles Number (Refers to the Beatles Song "When I'm 64")
65 Stop Work. Old Age Pension
66 All the Sixes. Clickety Click
67 Made in Heaven. Argumentative Number
68 Saving Grace
69 Either Way Up. Anyway Up. Any Way Round. The Same Both Ways. Your Place or Mine. Meal for Two.
70 Blind 70. Three Score and Ten
71 Bang on the Drum. J-Lo's Bun
72 Crutch and a Flea. Six Dozen. Par for the Course (Golfing terminology)
73 Queen Bee. Camomile Tea. 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 All the Sevens. Umbrellas. Two Little Crutches. The Double Hockey Stick. Sunset Strip
78 Heaven's Gate
79 One More Time
80 Eight and Blank. Gandhi's Breakfast. Blind 80. Eight and Blank. There You Go Matey.
81 Stop and Run. Fat Lady and a Little Wee.
82 Straight On Through. Fat Lady with a Duck
83 Time for Tea. Fat Lady with a Flea. Ethel's Ear
84 Seven Dozen. Big Brother
85 Staying Alive
86 Between the Sticks
87 Torquay in Devon. Fat Lady with a Crutch
88 Two Fat Ladies. All the Eights. Wobbly Wobbly
89 Nearly There. All but 1.
90 Top of the Shop. Top of the House. Blind 90. End of the line

Y la explicación de algunos:

The Bingo words are used by Bingo callers when they announce the numbers to add even more fun to the Bingo games. Many of the nicknames for Bingo Numbers are based on rhyming slang, like 5 rhymes with "Man Alive". Others are based on the shape of numbers, for example the number 7 looks like a crutch.

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.

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

1 Kelly's eye: In reference to the one-eyed Australian bushranger gangster Ned Kelly.

2 One little duck: The shape looks a bit like a swan.

3 One little flea: Looks a bit like a flea.

7 One little crutch: Looks like a crutch.

8 One fat lady: Resembles the two halves of a large lady.

9 Doctor's orders: A pill known as Number 9 was a laxative given out by army doctors in Britain. Apparently in the second world war in Britain doctors wrote on sick notes a 9 pm curfew, thus if patients were found out of their homes after that time they were violating their sick note. (Provided by a visitor)
The curfew story's not true. In the Great War, however, there was such a thing as a "number nine" pill, that was freely prescribed for virtually everything. (Provided by another visitor)

10 Downing street: UK Prime Minister's address, 10 Downing Street.

12 Royal salute: As in, a 21-gun salute for a Royal birthday or other celebration.

13 Bakers Dozen: Bakers in olden times used to make one extra piece of bread/cookie etc to the dozen ordered by a customer so they could do a taste test before it was sold to the customer, hence the phrase.

17 Dancing queen: From the Abba song of the same name. Over-ripe: Opposite of tender; 14 and 17 straddle 16 which is sweet!

23 Lord's My Shepherd: From Psalm 23.

26 Bed and breakfast: Traditionally the cost of a nights' lodgings was 2 shillings sixpence, or two and six.

26 Half a crown: Equivalent to 2'6d. Or two and six.

39 The famous steps; all the steps: From the 1935 Hitchcock film

59 The Brighton Line: The London-Brighton service was no. 59.

65 Old age pension: 'Pension' age in the UK is at the age of 65.

76 Seven 'n' six - was she worth it?: The price of the marrige licence, seven shillings and six pence.
A marriage license may have been 7/6 (37.5p in new money) once upon a time, but 7/6 was more recently the cost of a "short time" with a lady of negotiable affection.... (Provided by a visitor)

78 Heavens gate: it rhymes: heaven-seven, gate-eight.

80 Gandhi's breakfast: in reference to Ghandi’s famous peace protest, in which he abstained from food - Imagine him sitting crosslegged with a big empty plate in front of him, looking from above. Another suggested explanation: ate (8) nothing (0).

81 Corner shot: Generally used in Military clubs tambola aka housie in India; origin unknown.

83 Ethel's Ear: Fat lady beside ear-shaped three.

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Rod said...

Qué ocurrente Ali!
No los leí todos, pero en algún momento uno va a necesitar esto, como la receta de los muffins.

Anonymous said...

REALLY interesting, alice! =)

me encanta aprender estas curiosidades, je... entro siempre a tu blog, pero casi nunca dejo mi opinión, así que aquí estoy.

besitos desde quilmes, buenos aires


Julieta said...

Alicia, es buenísimo tu blog. Soy una profe a medio camino, la vida me llevó a no terminar, pero amo el inglés y siempre soñé con conocer UK. Esta es una manera de acercarme. Saludos, Julieta

Anonymous said...

Alice gracias!!! por tus interesantes curiosidades !! me encata tu blog te mando un abrazo !!! ana

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