Nicknames of Bingo Numbers

Kelly's eye: it means Australian bushranger gangster named Ned Kelly who only has an eye. Apparently the explanation here is not correct at all. There is a message that had been sent by someone who comes from Australia...

The most popular calling nicknames of bingo numbers, here you will find several different nicknames of the bingo numbers.Keep in mind that none of the nickname of the bingo number may be definitive and some of them are not “mai-king” any senses at all. If you’re planning to play bingo with your friends you can choose the set of names that you’re most comfortable with. 

Why do you need bingo numbers nicknames anyway?

Sometimes the bingo hall can be really noisy and crowded which makes it difficult to hear and confirm the bingo number which is called. It is important to make sure that the announcement of the bingo number can be heard by everybody. Therefore a popular technique that achieves that and is also humorous and fun is nicknaming numbers.

*The Traditional bingo call which named "Eyes Down" is your sign that the game of bingo has already start.

The most popular Bingo Numbers Nicknames and their explanations:

1. Kelly's eye - Buttered scone - At the beginning - Little Jimmy - Nelson's column - B1 Baby of bingo - First on the board - Number Ace - Son of a gun
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 - Wow, I could have had a B8 (USA)
9. Doctor's orders - Dinner time
10. Downing street - Cock and hen (rhyming) - Uncle Ben (rhyming) - A big fat hen - King blairs den
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. Valentine’s Day - Tender - Pork chops (USA)
15. Rugby team - Young and keen - Yet to be kissed
16. Sweet sixteen - She’s lovely - Never been kissed
17. Often been kissed - Over-ripe - 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 - Cuervo gold (USA)
20. One score - Getting plenty - Blind 20
21. Royal Salute - Key of the door - If only I was. - Just my age - At 21 watch your son
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 - Too[t] too[t] (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 - Dr. Pepper (USA)
24. Two dozen - Did you score? - Do you want some more?
25. Duck and dive - At 25, wish to have wife
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 - Ugly ball (USA)
28. In a state - The old brags - Over weight - Duck & 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 - Tomato ball (USA)
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 - Flirty wives
36. Three dozen - Perfect (as in 36-24-36) - Yardstick.. he wishes! (USA)
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 - Mary (USA)
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 - Magnum (USA)
45. Halfway house - Halfway there - Cowboy's friend - Colt (USA)
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, Hawaii (USA)
51. I love my mum - Tweak of the thumb - The Highland Div[ision] - President's salute
52. Weeks in a year - Danny La Rue - Pack 'o cards - Pickup (USA)
53. Stuck in the tree - 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 or it took 59 minutes to go from London to Brighton)
60. Three score - Blind 60 - Five dozen
61. Bakers bun
62. Tickety boo - Turn on the screw
63. Tickle me - Home ball (USA)
64. The Beatles number - Red raw
65. Old age pension - Stop work (retirement age)
66. Clickety click - All the sixes - Quack quack (USA)
67. Made in heaven - Argumentative number
68. Saving grace - Check your weight
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 - Happy meal (USA)
70. Three score and ten - Blind 70 - Big O (USA)
71. Bang on the drum - Lucky one
72. A crutch and a duck - Six dozen - Par for the course (golf) - Lucky two
73. Crutch with a flea - Queen B - Under the tree - Lucky three
74. Candy store - Grandmamma of Bingo - Lucky four
75. Strive and strive - Big Daddy - Granddaddy of Bingo - Lucky five
76. Trombones - Seven 'n' six - was she worth it? - Lucky six
77. Sunset strip - All the sevens - Two little crutches - The double hockey stick - Lucky seven
78. Heaven’s gate - Lucky eight
79. One more time - Lucky nine
80. Gandhi's breakfast - Blind 80 - Eight and blank - There you go matey
81. Fat lady and a little wee - Stop and run - Corner shot
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

Digging Into Nicknames:

1 -  Kelly's eye: it means Australian bushranger gangster named Ned Kelly who only has an eye. (Apparently the explanation here is not correct at all. There is a message that had been sent by someone who comes from Australia. The message said that Ned Kelly didn't have one eye actually. He had never lost his eye while he was in Glen rowan. In fact you were not able to see his eyes because he you use to wear a helmet at that time.

2 - One little duck: The shape really similar such as a swan.

3 - One little flea: quite similar as a flea.

7 - One little crutch: quite similar such as a crutch.

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

9 - Doctor's orders: army doctors in Britain always give number 9 pill as a laxative at that time. It is said that doctors wrote on sick notes a 9 pm curfew while in the world war two. Do you know that the patients were violating their own sick note if they were found out of their own homes after that time? Actually the story is not true at all. It is said that, there was "number nine" pill, which was prescribed for everything while in the Great War.

10 - Downing Street: 10 Downing Street is the address of prime minister of United Kingdom.

12 - Royal salutes: Certain celebration such as Royal birthday will be salute by 21 gun.

13 - Bakers Dozen: In the past time extra piece of cookie/bread was made by baker instead of dozen which had been ordered by the buyers as a tester before the buyer buy the cookie/bread.

17 - Dancing queen: This is the title of the song which is sung by ABBA Over-ripe: Opposite of tender; 14 and 17 straddle 16 is so sweet at all.

23 - Lord's My Shepherd: please open your Bible and see 23 Psalm.

26 - Bed and breakfast: do you know that the fee for lodging at night was 2 shillings and sixpence at that time?

26 - Half a crown: it is same to 2'6d.

39 - The famous steps; all the steps: do you remember about Hitchcock film of 1935? If not, you can search for the film now.

59 - The Brighton Line: number 59 is the service of London Brighton.

65 - Old age pension: 65 is the age where people will be pension in United Kingdom.

76 - Seven 'n' six - was she worth it?: marriage licensee is cost seven shillings and six pence at that time. Do you know that you must spend has seven shillings and six pence to get a marriage license at that time, but recently 7/6 is the money that you must spend to get a "short time" service with a whore.

78 - Heaven’s gate: it rhymes: it means that the heaven is seven, and the gate is eight.

80 - Gandhi's breakfast: it is the reference of protest from Gandhi, where at that time he totally abstained from any food – can you imagine that Gandhi is sitting with his legs are crossed while there is a huge plate which is empty in front of him? You see this from above actually. Another suggested explanation: 8 for ate and 0 for nothing.

81 - Corner shot: actually no one has known the origin but it is usually used u in Military clubs tombola aka housie in India.

83 - Ethel's Ear: there is ear-shaped three beside the fat lady.