Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Bingo!

Bingo is a 'gambling game using cards marked with numbers'. Do you play? The word is sometimes also used as an exclamation in much the same was as 'Eureka' to mean 'I've got it!' Ever say that?


26 comments:

Suzanne Furness said...

Bingo can be a fun family game, wonder if I could come up with a new bingo call!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy .. we used to play Bingo at one stage in my early childhood - at home. The old folk play it up at the Nursing Centre with large numbers etc .. I've never played in a Bingo hall ...

Cheers Hilary

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

My kids and my husband love playing Bingo. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bingo was the name of a dog as well. Now, everybody sing!

Vikki said...

Aha! I would never have guessed the package contained gardening tools!!

Editors At Work said...

Hi Patsy!

I know Bingo! I had a small shop while living in NZ and older people would come on bingo days to get the special bingo pens. I did a roaring trade in those! Haven't heard about bingo in a long time now.

Nas

Lexa Cain said...

I don't think I've ever played Bingo, but I definitely use it to indicate that someone's right. Thanks for all the competition info. :-)

Lynda R Young said...

Bingo seems to be a popular pastime for vacations eg on cruises. I don't play though.

Anonymous said...

Sure, I know two fat ladies, but for once I ain't gonna name them. I'll put the whiskey in my saddlebag if that's all right with you, Patsy. So long, Pard. Keep smiling.

Linda D said...

This brought back lots of memories - playing bingo with my sister on wet Sunday afternoons with sweets for prizes, crowded amusement arcades at the seaside, my nan taking me to bingo in the village hall where she and her friends were so busy catching up on all the gossip that they missed half the numbers being called ...
I might have a go at the poetry comp. Thanks for the link!

Vikki (www.the-view-outside.com) said...

I havent been to Bingo in AGES :)

Thanks for the reminder honey xx

Patsy said...

Worth a try, Suzanne.

Patsy said...

I did play it in a 'proper' hall once but I think the home made version with silly prizes is probably at least as much fun.

Patsy said...

As long as they're happy, eh Rachel?

Patsy said...

I missed that one, Alex!

Patsy said...

It wasn't exactly obvious, Vikki.

Patsy said...

I think it's more popular in some areas than others, Nas.

Kracken said...

Looks like I need to move to the UK to do these fun things!

Patsy said...

Hope you'll be shouting the word when you see the results, Lexia.

Patsy said...

I think you're right, Lynda people do seem to play it on holiday quite a lot.

Patsy said...

Very tactful of you, Cowboy.

Patsy said...

Sounds as though the game is quite a tradition in your family, Linda.

Patsy said...

Me neither, Vikki. I've played in the past a few times with friends who persuaded me to join them and it was OK but I didn't catch the bug.

Patsy said...

Don't they have bingo in the US, Kracken? Perhaps it is just a British thing as I don't recall ever seeing mention of it played anywhere else.

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable! I am in Portugal at the minute, Patsy and just received an email to say I'll be receiving two copies of the anthology resulting from this comp TWO years since entering. Apparently I was shortlisted but didn't receive that news (probably thought an email about playing bingo was spam and deleted it! :) so thanks for posting! http://playingbingo.co.uk/competitions-prizes/poetry/index.php

Regards

marion

Patsy said...

Gosh! That's not a speedy response but it is a good one. Congratulations!