Bingo Sayings and Quotes

Bingo Sayings and Quotes: Having Fun with Words and Sayings in Bingo

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Aside from numbers, calls, and prizes, bingo is famous for its sayings. Step into any live bingo hall, or join one of our online games, and you’ll hear all manner of crazy phrases. From the ever-popular legs eleven to quacking ducks, the game is full of wordplay.

However, it’s not only at game time when people have some linguistic fun with bingo. In this overview, we’ve decided to pick out some of the best bingo lingo ever uttered or dreamt up by our team of experts. Yes, you'll need to learn how to walk the walk and actually play bingo at some point. However, it's also important to talk the talk. That's where we come in.

So, if you’re ready to learn some bingo lingo and see what’s got everyone talking, let’s have some fun.

Funny Bingo Quotes and Sayings

No overview of bingo’s best lingo would be complete without a rundown of the most common calls in the business. Designed to help you recognise numbers more easily and, of course, make games more entertaining, calls can and will move with the times.

According to many bingo operators, the decision to update certain calls follows the trend of more young people playing the game. To appeal to the 20 and 30 somethings, many bingo phrases have been given a modern twist. However, fear not, for all the sayings are still just as light-hearted and entertaining.

In the list below, we’ve picked out some traditional calls and noted their contemporary counterparts:

(Number) = (Traditional) vs. (Contemporary)

  • 7 – Lucky Seven vs. Flexitarian
  • 9 = Doctor’s Orders vs. Get an Uber from Mine
  • 14 = Valentine’s Day vs. Netflix and Chill
  • 25 = Duck and Dive vs. Quarter-Life Crisis
  • 35 = Jump and Jive vs. It’s a Vibe
  • 38= Christmas Cake vs. Avocado on a Plate
  • 39 = 39 Steps vs. Love Island Time
  • 48 = Four Dozen vs. Not Another Brexit Debate
  • 54 = Clean the Floor vs. Lad’s on Tour
  • 74 = Candy Store vs. Recycle More
  • 78 = Heaven’s Gate vs. Haters Gon’ Hate
  • 83 = Time for Tea vs. Gluten Free
  • 86 = Between the Sticks vs. Instagram Pics
  • 88 = Two Fate Ladies vs. Wills and Kate

Famous Quotes About Bingo

Bingo in its current form has been around for decades. However, if you trace back its roots, bingo has been entertaining the masses for centuries. During that time, people have grown to love the call of the balls. In fact, unlike any casino-style game, bingo has woven itself into the fabric of society.

From charity bingo events to local meeting places, the game has found a way into many parts of our lives. With that being the case, it’s little wonder the great and the good have had a few things to say about it over the years. From allusions to criticisms, bingo has been on the minds and in the mouths of famous faces for decades.

  • “Congress: bingo with billions”. - Red Skelton (Comedian).
  • “I’ve had some of my best matches in front of 50 people in bingo halls." - Johnny Gargano (Professional Wrestler).
  • “I grew up in Harlem, and the kids used to tease me. You know that song Bingo? Well, they used to sing V-i-n-g-o, and Vingo was his name-o”. – Ving Rhames (Actor)
  • “People ask me if there are going to be stories of Harry Potter as an adult. Frankly, if I wanted to, I could keep writing stories until Harry is a senior citizen, but I don’t know how many people would actually want to read about a 65-year-old Harry still at Hogwarts playing bingo with Ron and Hermione”. – J.K. Rowling (Author).

Rude Bingo Sayings and Quotes

Bingo is a pure and wholesome game but, sometimes, it’s fun to add some spice to the mix. Because wordplay is an integral part of the game, people will often show their naughty side when it comes to calls and sayings. Some are a little too near the knuckle to be noted down in print (but we’re sure you can think of your own). However, there are some rude bingo calls that we can quote and, hopefully, that will raise a cheeky smile.

  • 20 = Getting Plenty
  • 21 = Adult Fun
  • 24 = Did You Score?
  • 37 = One Night in Heaven
  • 40 = Naughty 40
  • 44 = Droopy Drawers
  • 54 = Bang on the Floor
  • 66 = Kinky Tricks
  • 69 = Your Place or Mine
  • 71 = J-Lo’s Bum
  • 87 = Grandma’s Gone to Heaven

Inspirational Bingo Sayings and Quotes

If the numbers aren’t going your way and it seems like you’re never going to make a full house again, don’t despair. Everyone has been there at some point in their career and it’s natural to feel pessimistic. However, when bingo gets you down, just remember that something positive is always round the corner.

Of course, if you play online bingo with us, there are plenty of promotions and bonuses to keep you smiling. However, if you need something a little more cerebral to ponder, here are some inspirational quotes with a bingo twist:

  • Keep calm and bingo on.
  • Impossible is nothing, unless you’re hoping to hit 91.
  • Do one thing every day that scares you, like playing bingo without a dabber.
  • Life is just a random series of balls; you never know what you’re going to get next.
  • All it takes is one call for your life to change in an instant!

Looking for Love: The Best Bingo Chat-Up Lines

We might be experts in all things online bingo, but we’re also a bunch of charmers here at Paddy Power HQ. Give us the right setting, a few drinks and the chance to whisper softly in your ear and we can woo you with these brilliant bingo-based chat up lines. Of course, they miss the mark if they person you're talking to isn't a fan of bingo. However, if that's the case, then do you really want to be flirting with them?

With that in mind, here are some of the best bingo-based chat up lines you can try...

  • Bingo! You win. What can I get you to drink?
  • Excuse me, I’ve got a full house tonight. Can I say at yours?
  • Hi, my name is 4 and 8, let’s go on a date.
  • Hey, is your favourite number 11? Because your legs are like heaven.
  • The only thing better than bingo, is you.
  • I’ve had my Kelly’s eye on you all night. Let’s grab a drink.
  • Hi, I’m Seven and I’m feeling lucky tonight. Fancy a drink?
  • Hey, what’s your favourite bingo number? Mine is somewhere between 68 and 70, wanna work it out together?
  • Did someone say 41? Ah, well it must be time for fun. Let’s go.
  • Hi, are you set of numbered balls? Because you’ve bingo’ing through my mind all night.

Bingo Lingo Movie Madness

Even though online bingo is bigger than ever, we still think more people should know about it. Perhaps the best way to get people’s attention and make them aware of what the game has to offer is remake some iconic movies.

Indeed, with a few little tweaks, we think we’ve come up with some interesting alternatives to your favourite blockbusters. You may be able to think of more. If so, log in to Paddy Power Bingo and let us know in any of our in-game chat boxes. To help you think, here are some of our favourite bingo lingo movie ideas:

  • Star Wars: Return of the Bingo Caller
  • Big Momma’s Full House
  • James Bond: Licence to Call
  • The Lord of the Numbers: The Bingo King
  • (Full) Road House
  • Full House on Haunted Hill
  • Mr Ocean’s Legs Eleven
  • Apollo 13 – Unlucky for Some
  • The Little Top of the Shop of Horrors
  • Confessions of a Bingo Call Girl

Don’t Just Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk

Talking about bingo and having fun with some of its famous sayings is great, but nothing beats actually playing the game. Inside our online bingo suite, you’ll find all manner of games designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

From the classics like 90 ball bingo to modern variants such as Cash Cubes, there really is something for everyone. And, of course, you’ll be able to chat with your fellow players in the chat box. So, if you want to throw out a few bingo phrases or simply listen as our caller regales you with some quirky calls, we’ve got your covered.

If that's not enough to persuade you, we've also got a selection of bonuses and promotions that get tongues wagging. From BOGOF deals and free bingo sessions to community jackpots, there's always something to talk about in our promo pages. However, to unlock all of these things, you need to be an active member of the community. 

So, to walk the walk as well as talk the talk, make sure you log in to Paddy Power Bingo and start playing our collection of top-class games today. If you want to find out more about the bingo game, read our guide with bingo rules.