Judge’s order: “Do not say the word ‘Bingo’ for six months”

by Walter Olson on March 20, 2013

A Covington, Ky. man escaped jail time on a disorderly conduct charge after falsely yelling “bingo” in a room of bingo players. The arresting officer compared the offense to falsely yelling “fire” in a theater. [NKY.com, David Frum, Daily Beast ("You Can't Yell 'Bingo' Around a Bunch of Old People and Not Expect to Be Arrested")]

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1 Canvasback 03.20.13 at 12:32 pm

See, gambling does lead to crime. Unless, of course, his dog’s name is Bingo.

2 John Burgess 03.20.13 at 5:02 pm

Yes, I too was concerned about the dog. Poor puppy, now nameless and without a master to call his name when he had one.

3 Bob Lipton 03.21.13 at 9:31 am

You people have no knowledge of the classics. His name-o would be Bing-o. Therefore, his name would be Bing.


4 John Burgess 03.21.13 at 12:04 pm

@Bob Lipton: No, you’re far to literal. “name-o” is merely created to enforce the rhyme of his actual name, “Bingo”. “Bing” is what crooners get called, not howlers.

5 Jonathan Bailey 03.21.13 at 12:43 pm

You could say that “bingo” has been banished from his lingo. [ducks, runs for cover]

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