# Do You Know Your British Bingo Lingo? Quiz

### In this bingo quiz, you'll see a photo. All you need to do is work out what number the picture refers to. The pictures might be a bit cryptic, but I'll give you a range of numbers to narrow it down a little.

A photo quiz by Tizzabelle. Estimated time: 7 mins.

Author
Tizzabelle
Time
7 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
360,319
Updated
Jul 23 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
636
1. British bingo games are played with the numbers 1-90. Many numbers have a word or phrase associated with them. For example, when calling 13, the caller might say "Unlucky for some, 13." All you need to do is work out which number is depicted by the photo and write the NUMBER ONLY down.

Now, eyes down, and shhhh!!

The first number out of the FunTrivia bingo barrel is... between 1 and 30.

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2. The next number out of the FunTrivia bingo barrel is a number between 1 and 30 also.

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3. Let's go for a bigger number this time. We're looking for a number between 61 and 90.

Answer: (Think of 'The Music Man')

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4. We're back to the smaller numbers this time. This number is between 1 and 30.

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5. Oh, it's the smallest answer in this quiz!

This number is between 1 and 30.

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6. This number is between 1 and 30.

Answer: (There's more than one animal in the photo)

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7. This number is between 61 and 90.

Answer: (The same number twice)

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8. Our next number is between 61 and 90.

Answer: (Close to 'Top of the shop')

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9. Back down to the smaller numbers this time. Check your bingo cards for a number between 1 and 30.

Answer: (The clue is written on the coin in letters, not numbers)

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10. Let's finish off with a mid-sized number. The last number out of the FunTrivia bingo barrel is ...

a number between 31 and 60.

Answer: (Think of an old nursery rhyme, and it rhymes.)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. British bingo games are played with the numbers 1-90. Many numbers have a word or phrase associated with them. For example, when calling 13, the caller might say "Unlucky for some, 13." All you need to do is work out which number is depicted by the photo and write the NUMBER ONLY down. Now, eyes down, and shhhh!! The first number out of the FunTrivia bingo barrel is... between 1 and 30.

Does this need an explanation? Two legs standing together make the number eleven. When the call of 'Legs 11' is made, the players will often wolf whistle in reply.

If Britain, if the number 10 is called, it may be called something like 'David's Den' which rhymes with 'ten'. The first name in the call is determined by the current resident of Number 10 Downing Street, i.e. the current Prime Minister. When Tony Blair was P.M. the call would have been 'Tony's den'.

You might also hear other numbers such as 44 called as 'All the fours' or 55 as 'All the fives', though most numbers do have a particular phrase associated with them.
2. The next number out of the FunTrivia bingo barrel is a number between 1 and 30 also.

Your 'garden gate' rhymes with the number 8, hence the call.

Just one number up is 'Doctor's orders'. This is a reference to a laxative medication called Number 9 given to military personnel by British army doctors in WWII.
3. Let's go for a bigger number this time. We're looking for a number between 61 and 90.

In 'The Music Man' (1962), Robert Preston plays a con-artist who tries to defraud the good citizens of River City, Iowa, of their money by pretending to start a band. He tells the townsfolk he needs money to buy instruments and uniforms for the students, but in reality, he was going to skip town with loot. That was the plan until he met Shirley Jones and they fell in love. The good people of River City cottoned on to his plans and were about to tar and feather him, but Shirley Jones' character intervened. The instruments and uniforms arrived and one of the songs they played was.. '76 Trombones'. And you thought we'd never get to the explanation!

Another call you might hear for 76 is 'Was she worth it?' This refers to the price of a wedding licence in Britain in the days prior to decimal currency. It cost seven shillings and six pence for the licence, or in other words, 7 and 6! The standard reply, should you ever hear that call, is 'Every penny!'
4. We're back to the smaller numbers this time. This number is between 1 and 30.

Why does a key mean 21? It's due to the lyric of a song which went "He's got the key to the door, never been 21 before." Twenty-one was the age of majority when a person was seen to be mature, getting their own key to the family house.

If you hear a call of something like 'blind 6', that refers to a number ending in 0 if there isn't another call for it. So 40 is called as 'blind 4', 50 is 'blind 5' etc.
5. Oh, it's the smallest answer in this quiz! This number is between 1 and 30.

A 'knock at the door' rhymes with 'four' and hence is the call for that number.

If we continue on with the numbers, 5 is 'Man alive', 6 is signified by a call of 'Tom Mix', the Western movie star, and a call of 7 is preceded by 'Lucky for some'.
6. This number is between 1 and 30.

If you look at a duck from a certain angle, there is a resemblance to the number 2.. if you stretch your imagination a little. A call of 'One little duck' means the number 2, while 'Two little ducks' means 22. The audience will generally reply with 'Quack quack!'

What does a call of 'A duck and a crutch' mean? That's the number 27 - a wee ducky being supported by a crutch as one of his legs is injured. (Don't blame me, I didn't make these up!)
7. This number is between 61 and 90.

The hint hopefully got you to think of clicking fingers, hence clickety click, and then onto the number 66. I know it's a bit of a stretch, but I hope you got there eventually. The reason clicking your fingers is associated with 66 is that your fingers make a shape which could, in the right light and with a bit of a squint, looks like a 6.

Number 56 might be preceded with a call of 'Shott's bus' as the number 56 bus travelled the route from Glasgow to Shotts. If you hear 'Here comes Herbie', it's time to daub number 53 as that was Herbie, the Love Bug's racing number in the Disney movies. If you feel like replying to the call of 'Here comes Herbie', the usual response is 'Beep beep!'.
8. Our next number is between 61 and 90.

Imagine the silhouette of a quite 'Rubenesque' woman. You could be forgiven for seeing a likeness to the number 8. Put two 8s together and you have 'Two fat ladies'.

The highest number possible to call is 90. That is given a call of 'Top of the Shop', a reference that you can't go higher than 90. The number 45 might be called as 'Halfway house' i.e. halfway to 90.
9. Back down to the smaller numbers this time. Check your bingo cards for a number between 1 and 30.

The picture is of an old British half-crown coin. A crown was worth five shillings, therefore a half crown was worth two shillings and six pence. In the days of pre-decimal currency, a person would often shorten a phrase such as 'One shilling and seven pence' to a much simpler 'One and seven'. Therefore, a half-crown, or two shillings and sixpence would be called 'Two and six'. When calling bingo, rather than call 'two and six, twenty-six', this can be called as a 'half a crown, twenty-six'.
10. Let's finish off with a mid-sized number. The last number out of the FunTrivia bingo barrel is ... a number between 31 and 60.

There's nothing magical or wondrous about this number and its call. 'Buckle my shoe' rhymes with 'thirty-two'. The hint suggesting you think of a nursery rhyme hopefully lead you to think of 'One, two, buckle my shoe.' That hopefully got you to think of either 32, 42 or 52 which are all between 31 and 60.

The number 33 has several calls. It could be called as 'All the threes', Dirty knees, 'Two little fleas' or even 'Sherwood Forest'. The number three is often called a flea in bingo circles, so 23 is a duck and a flea. Sherwood Forest is used for 33 as it's.. wait for it..'All the trees'.
Source: Author Tizzabelle

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