With a bit of a furore going on in the National Press after a local Councillor stopped using the bingo calls ‘Two Fat Ladies’ and ‘Legs Eleven’ for fear of causing offence and facing possible litigation we thought it would be a bit of fun to come up with our own politically correct bingo calls for just a couple of the rhyming calls used.
Now we don’t believe for a moment that we are soon to see the demise of bingo lingo as we know it, we think that it’s all a bit OTT so this is just a piece poking fun at all the PC people.
Now we have to start with the call for 88 – after all, it’s what started the furore in the first place. So rather than using the bingo call ‘two fat ladies’ how about ‘two horizontally challenged people of the female gender’.
Let’s have a look at some other bingo calls, incidentally these are very rarely used in the land based bingo halls anymore because they slow the game down but are still found at internet bingo sites:
Number 7 is often called as Lucky Seven but another version is God’s in Heaven, now this potentially could offend different religions who don’t worship God. Should it be changed to the Prophet Muhammed in Mecca or Buddha in his temple?
Number 27 is sometimes called as ‘Little Duck with a crutch’ – might we not then be offending the poor little duck who has a disability? This call would need to be scrapped and the other version, Gateway to Heaven used, but again, this could offend non-believers!