Do You Know Your 1TG's from Your IMHO's? Brush Up on the Fancy Bingo Lingo and Bingo Calls Here

Do You Know Your 1TG's from Your IMHO's? Brush Up on the Fancy Bingo Lingo and Bingo Calls Here
If you're new to bingo (or not), you may not be familiar with all the gobbledygook chat and expressions, but there's no need to worry. Here you will find everything you need to get involved with the bingo communities, without being left red-faced. By the time you reach the foot of this page, you will be able to impress your fellow bingo players with your bingo knowledge and you may even bag yourself a bingo bonus (or two) by taking part in the bingo chat quizzes!


The term slang is used to describe a type of language consisting of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal and are more common in speech than writing. This way of expression has become extremely popular, thanks to advances in technology; i.e.; the introduction of smartphones and tablets. Communicating has never been easier, but people like to save time by shortening words and this is typical of online bingo rooms.

To maximise your chances of winning a chat quiz, you should have a basic understanding of what each word means. So, without further ado, it's time to unleash the slang!

  • 1TG/2TG/3TG: one to go, two to go, three to go - the numbers a player is needing to win.

  • ASAP: as soon as possible

  • BRB: be right back

  • BTW: by the way

  • CU/CUL8R: see you, see you later

  • FYI: for your information

  • HB: hurry back

  • GL/EGL: good luck, extra good luck

  • JP: jackpot

  • WDW: well done winner

  • GL4M: good luck for more (my favourite term)

  • KK: okay

  • LOL: laugh out loud

  • NP: no problem

  • OMG: oh my god (gosh)

  • PM: private message

  • PLZ: please

  • ROFL: rolling on the floor laughing

  • SRY: sorry

  • THX/TY/TYVM: thanks, thank you, thank you very much

  • M8: mate

  • WB: welcome back

  • WTG: way to go

  • YW/YVW: you're welcome, you're very welcome

See, it's not that difficult is it!

Fancy Bingo Glossary:

Have you ever wondered why bingo calls have a phrase assigned to them and what they mean? You're not alone! Fancy Bingo has compiled a list of all the terms, so you're not left scratching your head the next time you're playing bingo. Numbers 1 to 10 are listed below:

1: Kelly's Eye: Named after the one-eyed Australian gangster, Ned Kelly.

2: One little duck: Because a duck looks like the number two.

3: One little flea: Apparently, on it' side, the number three looks like a flea, although I've never been close to a flea to determine whether this is true or not.

4: Bobby Moore: The legendary football player who captained England when they won the 1966 World Cup.

5: One little snake: Because it bears resemblance to a snake with a kink in.

6: Tom Mix: Tom Mix (real name Thomas Edwin), was an American film actor and the star of 336 silent Western movies.

7: One little church: This refers to the shape of the number 7.

8: Harry Tate: Ronald Hutchinson aka Harry Tate was a popular music performer and was killed in WWII.

9: Doctor's Orders: During World War II, the common name for the laxative pill was a "number 9". Now it's time to 'run along' (sorry) to number 10!

10: Downing Street: The name refers to whoever currently resides at Number 10 Downing Street.

Numbers 11 to 90 can be found over at the site's community page, along with a huge range of promotions, free bingo and a welcome offer which sees a £10 deposit turn into 120 free bingo tickets - and all winnings are paid in cash with no wagering requirements!

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