Bingo Banter – January 26, 2019

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Let’s get started with today’s Bingo Banter.  You’ll need to know that Sunday will be slightly less stupidly cold, then we head right back into the deep freeze.  Nothing much happening in sports except the NHL All-Star game.  And Ray St. Germain says you don’t need gloved to deal with the cold, just pull your arms up into your sleeves.

Piggy Banks

Ever wonder why it is that pigs have become associated with banks?  Turns out, it was all because of a misunderstanding.  “Pygg” was a word that people some 600 years ago used for clay.  At some point that was misunderstood as “pig” and someone eventually asked for a place to keep their spare coins.  Voila!… now we have pig-shaped places to keep our money.

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Clues about the word Clue

Since we’re talking word origins, we call a thing that helps us solve a mystery a clue because of a ball of string.  According to Greek mythology, Theseus found his way back out of a labyrinth with help of some string.  We don’t call a ball of string a “clew” anymore, but since it helped solve that mystery, now we refer to other helpful scraps of information as a “clue.”

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Flu shots are free, but if you’d rather not get a needle…

From the taking life-given lemons to make lemonade file, a company in Denmark is selling used tissues.  You order them up, rub them on your face and apparently this keeps you free of the flu.  What it doesn’t do it keep you free of ridicule by everyone you know who will rightfully tease you for rubbing snotted-up Kleenex all over your face.

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All the best everyone, and talk to you next week! Remember to check our bingo page for details about today’s game.  If you happen to be visiting from the future (hello time traveller!) remember that the  online bingo updates aren’t archived from week to week, so this recap won’t point to the numbers that were called out for the game at the date at the top of this post.

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