Bingo is a game rich in culture and fun – whether it’s the interesting and often hilarious bingo calls, the social wonder of catching up with fellow Barbados Bingo fans, or the anticipation of hitting the jackpot, it truly has something for everyone. However, there’s a new element found in bingo in 2021, and that is what we like to call ‘Bingo Lingo’. Don’t know what we’re on about? Read on to find out more!
Bingo lingo is pretty much exactly what it sounds like – it’s special phrases, acronyms or ‘lingo’ that is used to communicate in the bingo world. This lingo can particularly be found in online bingo chat rooms, and at times it may feel like you’ve just walked into a conversation in a foreign language. Don’t worry though, these new words all have meanings and we want to make sure you’re up to date! First of all, let’s check out some classic lingo that you may find in a game of bingo, in a text message or coming out of a millennial’s mouth:
– CYA, meaning ‘See you later!’
– GLHF, meaning ‘Good luck, have fun!’ – you’ll find this everywhere in online games
– HB, meaning ‘Hurry back!’
– B4, meaning ‘Before’
Hopefully these examples should make sense, and they might even be pretty familiar to you! You’re very likely to come across these in a bingo game, but they’re not bingo specific. Let’s get into the nitty gritty of what we really think is bingo lingo!
Bingo Exclusive Lingo
Although the lingo mentioned already is very likely to pop up in your favorite online bingo chatroom, you’re much more likely to encounter bingo-specific lingo. These can be used to describe a bingo game, offer words of encouragement during a game, and generally communicate within the game. Check out the table of examples below, and see if you can guess the meanings before you check them!
|FH||FH literally stands for ‘full house’ – this is the bingo lingo you really want to be typing!|
|Dabber||Dabber refers to the virtual marker that you will control with your mouse to cross of numbers on your bingo card|
|CH||‘CH’ refers to the chat host. If you see people typing this, they’re trying to talk to the person running the game.|
|JP||Another favourite of ours – JP stands for everyone’s favourite bingo element, the jackpot!|
These bingo lingo examples should help you get started in the world of online bingo, but there really are too many examples to list. Therefore, if you really want to get fluent in the world of bingo lingo, your best bet is to get in a game, try these out and learn some more!
The Language of Bingo
Overall, the online world is full of lingo these days that people use to communicate in a fun and efficient manner. Bingo is no exception to this and online bingo games are the only place you will find these phrases (other than a bingo hall perhaps!). Don’t get left behind – memorize these lingo examples and we bet you will be the coolest person in the chatroom!