Sunday, December 16, 2018

Bingo Numbers

Iknow what bingo numbers mean.

Read this then you'll know:

Number
Name
Notes
1
Kelly's Eye
Military Slang
2
One little duck
The number 2 looks like a duck
3
Cup of tea
Rhymes with "Three"
You and me
Romantic rhyme
4
Knock at the door
Rhymes with "Four"
5
Man alive
Rhymes with "Five"
6
Tom Mix
Rhymes with "Six". Tom Mix was a star of silent-era Westerns
Half a dozen
Half 12
7
Lucky
7 is a lucky number
8
Garden gate
Rhymes with "Eight"
9
Doctor's Orders
Number 9 was a laxative pill given out by army doctors in WWII.
10
Churchill’s Den
Whoever is Prime Minister – resident of 10 Downing Street
11
Legs eleven
11 looks like a pair of legs
12
One dozen
12 = a dozen
13
Unlucky for some
13 is an unlucky number
14
The Lawnmower
The original lawnmower had a 14-inch blade.
15
Young and Keen
Rhymes with keen
16
Never been kissed
After the song Sweet 16 and never been kissed
17
Dancing Queen
From ABBA’s Dancing Queen; “Only 17”.
18
Coming of Age
The age of maturity
19
Goodbye Teens
Nineteen is the age after which people stop being teenagers.
20
One Score
A reference to there being 20 units in one score
Getting Plenty
Rhymes with "Twenty"
21
Key of the Door
The traditional age of maturity when you get a front door key
22
Two little ducks
22 looks like two ducks
23
The Lord is My Shepherd
The first words of Psalm 23 of the Old Testament
24
Double dozen
12 × 2 = 24
25
Duck and dive
Rhymes with “25"
26
Two and six, half a crown
Pre-decimalised coin
A to Z
There’s twenty-six letters in the alphabet
27
Duck and a crutch.
The number 2 looks like a duck (see '2') and the number 7 looks like a crutch.
28
In a state.
"Two and eight" is rhyming slang for "state".
29
Rise and Shine
Rhymes with "(Twenty) Nine"
30
Burlington Bertie
Reference to the song Burlington Bertie
Dirty Gertie
Common rhyme derived from the given name Gertrude, used as a nickname for the statue La Delivrance installed in North London in 1927. The usage was reinforced by Dirty Gertie from Bizerte, a bawdy song sung by Allied soldiers in North Africa during the Second World War.
31
Get Up and Run
Rhymes with “31"
32
Buckle My Shoe
Rhymes with “32"
33
All the threes

Fish, chips and peas
Rhymes with “33"
34
Ask for More
Rhymes with “34"
35
Jump and Jive
A dance step
36
Triple dozen
3 x 12 = 36.
38
Christmas cake
Cockney rhyming slang
39
Steps
From the 39 Steps
40
life begins
refers to the proverb 'life begins at forty'
43
down on your knees
A phrase that was made popular during wartime by soldiers.
44
Droopy drawers
Rhyme that refers to sagging trousers
45
Halfway there
Being halfway towards 90
46
up to tricks
rhyming
48
Four Dozen
4 x 12 = 48
50
It's a bullseye!
Darts score.
Snow White
Referring to 5 – 0, it’s off to work we go
52
Danny La Rue
A reference to drag entertainer Danny La Rue.
Chicken vindaloo
Introduced by Butlins in 2003
Deck of Cards
Number of cards in a deck
53
Here comes Herbie
53 is the number of Herbie the Beetle. Players reply "beep beep"!
54
Man at the door
Rhymes with “54"
55
All the fives
It’s all the 5s
56
Shotts Bus
The former number of the bus from Glasgow to Shotts.
57
Heinz Varieties
"Heinz 57", the "57 Varieties" slogan
59
The Brighton Line
59 was the first 2 digits of all original Brighton telephone numbers
60
Grandma's getting frisky
 Rhymes with 'sixty'
62
Tickety-boo
Rhymes with “62"
64
Almost retired
The former British male age of mandatory retirement - specifically being one year away from it.
65
Retirement age, Stop work
The former male British age of mandatory retirement.
66
Clickety click
Rhymes with “66"
67
Stairway to Heaven
Coined by Andrew "CIP" Lavelle
68
Pick a Mate
Coined by Edward James Mackey II
69
Anyway up, Meal for Two, A Favourite of mine
A reference to the 69 sex position.
71
Bang on the Drum
Rhymes with "71"
72
Danny La Rue
Rhymes with “72"
73
Queen Bee. Under The Tree. Lucky 3
Rhymes with “73"
74
Hit the Floor
Coined by Ann Fitzsimons
76
Trombones
From the song "Seventy-Six Trombones”
Was she worth it?
A marriage licence was 7s/6d. players reply "Every Penny"
77
Two little crutches
77 looks like two little crutches
Sunset Strip
From the 1960s TV "77 Sunset Strip".
78
39 more steps
39 + 39 = 78. Refer to 39 being "39 steps" above.
80
Gandhi's Breakfast
"Ate nothing"
81
Fat Lady with a walking stick
The number 8 is supposed to visually represent a lady with ample bosom and hips, while the number 1 is supposed to visually represent a walking stick
83
Time for Tea
Rhymes and scans
84
Seven dozen
7 x 12 = 84
85
Staying alive
Rhymes with “85"
86
Between the sticks
Rhymes with "86". Refers to the position of a goal keeper
87
Torquay in Devon
Rhymes with “87". Torquay is in the county of Devon
88
Two Fat Ladies
88 looks like two fat ladies. Players can reply with 'Wobble, wobble.'
89
Nearly there
89 is one away from 90 (the end of the bingo numbers).
Almost there
90
Top of the shop
90 is the highest (top) number in bingo. Shop refers to the entire game of bingo (and also rhymes with "top").


My pal knows all the numbers already. I asked him how he knew: “The bingo hall opened at 5:30pm and served beer: The pubs didn’t open ’til 6:30“.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

How to be successful in business


Buy Low: Sell High

Example: You buy a product for £1 and, subsequently, sell it for £1,000,000. That equates to a profit of £999,999 plus you get your original £1 back.

It could not be any simpler.