Bingo Calling Terms (part 3)

The nicknames - often picked up from local slang, famous people/characters, places or TV shows are almost always funny. Let's continue our detailed look at some of them.

  • 42 - That famous street in Manhattan
    42nd Street New York City, is a busy cross section famous for its theatres, especially Broadway. It houses some important buildings like the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station, Times Square, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
  • 45 - Halfway house / Halfway there
    45 is the half of ninety. In a 90 ball game, 45 is the halfway.
  • 47 - Four and seven
  • 48 - Four dozen
  • 49 - PC (Police Constable) / Copper / Nick nick
    Back in the 50's, PC 49 was a popular radio show in Britain. The number gets all the police nicknames from that show.
  • 50 - Bulls eye / Blind 50 / Half a century
    The slang Bull's Eye is taken from the game of darts, where if you hit the centre, you get 50 points.
  • 52 - Weeks in a year / Pack 'o Cards
    There are a total of 52 weeks in a year and 52 cards in a pack
  • 55 - Double nickels
  • 56 - Was she worth it?
  • 57 - Heinz varieties/ All the Beans
    Heinz 57 is a popular brand of canned beans in the UK.
  • 58 - Choo Choo Thomas
    Choo Choo Thomas is a 58 number engine from a popular cartoon series by the engine's name.
  • 60 - Three score / Blind 60 / Five dozen