Everyone should experience the dusty glamour of a bingo hall once in their life. Sitting in a worn fabric chair, while eagerly clutching a dabber, waiting for your numbers to be called with a watery glass of rosé by your side. And the bingo calls! There are few games that allow numbers to take on such a typically British lexicon so indulgently.
Celebrating this customary number calling is Studio Aad and Karl Toomey, head of creative at our sister agency INT Works, with their fantastic Bingo Lingo Clock. A real-time clock viewable in your browser, the Bingo Lingo Clock uses bingo calls instead of numbers. Seconds flitter from “David’s Den” to “Two little ducks” and provide wonderful new combinations when read alongside the alternative hours and minutes.
If you’re not familiar with the numerical nicknames, the lads have thoughtfully provided a full list of bingo lingo from one all the way to 90. A hotchpotch of rhyming slang, cultural references and physical descriptions, the clock is a chance to embrace the silly and gloriously inventive.
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