Word Bingo

The Bingo Card Creator creates a custom set of sight words bingo cards. Free play wizard of oz. You can use one (or more) of the existing lists of sight words and/or use your own custom word list. To create your Bingo Cards: Under Number of Bingo Cards, use the dropdown box to select the number (1 – 30) of Bingo Cards you wish to create.

John McCain buzzword bingo from the 2008 presidential election

Buzzword bingo, also known as bullshit bingo,[1] is a bingo-style game where participants prepare bingo cards with buzzwords and tick them off when they are uttered during an event, such as a meeting or speech. The goal of the game is to tick off a predetermined number of words in a row and then signal bingo to other players.


  1. Build word familiarity through a puzzle format. Word searches are more useful than for a simple diversion. They are very useful for helping students commit to memory vocabulary words, place names, historical figures and other theme-based topics.
  2. 7 Easy Steps To Create Your Own Bingo. This online bingo card generator is easy to use. Just follow the instructions below. Enter a creative card title that describes your bingo game; Choose the number of grid spaces – 5×5, 4×4, or 3×3; Choose whether you want the center square as a free space; Enter any words, phrases, or images into the.
  3. Dolch 1st Grade Sight Word Bingo Cards On this page we offer free bingo cards and printables based on the 1st grade list of Dolch sight words.The download which is in PDF includes 8 different 1st grade bingo cards, and a call-list of the words that appear on the bingo cards.

Buzzword bingo is generally played in situations where audience members feel that the speaker is relying too heavily on buzzwords or jargon rather than providing relevant details or clarity. Business meetings led by guest speakers or notable company personalities from higher up the pay scale are often viewed as a good opportunity for buzzword bingo, as the language used by these speakers often includes predictable references to arcane business concepts, which are perfect for use in the creation of buzzword bingo cards.

Turkey bingo requires the winner to ask a question or make a statement using his/her winning bingo words, thus signaling the win to insiders while ideally prompting the speaker to respond as if the question or statement were real. An alternate variation requires the person who has achieved bingo to raise his or her hand and use the word 'Bingo' within the context of a comment or question. Other versions of the game require actually yelling 'Bingo!' To avoid the reprimands that would likely result from doing so, participants may resort to looking at one another and silently mouthing the word 'Bingo' instead.

An example of a buzzword bingo card for a business management meeting is shown below.[2]

ScalableLife CycleMarketsTimelineRestructuring
Risk ManagementOff-lineSales DrivenPenetrationDrop the Ball
BenchmarkProactiveFree SpaceCustomer ValueR.O.I.
ReviewGranularFacilitateTouch BaseOut of the Loop

Creation and popularization[edit]

Buzzword bingo at Wikimania 2015

By 1992, college students played a game called 'turkey bingo' where they guessed which classmates would dominate conversations in classrooms.[3] This led to a variant popular in business schools called 'bullshit bingo' based on overused business lingo.[4] The Buzzword Bingo name was coined in early 1993 in an internal Silicon Graphics tool made by principal scientist Tom Davis in collaboration with Seth Katz, and popularized in 1993 in the first public web version by fellow employee Chris Pirazzi [5][6] The 22 February 1994 Dilbert comic featured buzzword bingo in an office meeting.[7][8]

One documented example occurred when Al Gore, then the Vice President of the United States, known for his liberal use of buzzwords in enthusiastically promoting technology, spoke at MIT's 1996 graduation. MIT hackers had distributed bingo cards containing buzzwords to the graduating class. Gore, who had been informed of the prank, acknowledged it during his speech.[9][10]

In 2007, IBM created a TV advertisement that was based on the concept of buzzword bingo.[11] A 2013 episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Episode 10 of Series 1: 'Thanksgiving') began with a game of 'Boyle Bingo'. Video gaming website GameSpot hosted a video called 'Executive Buzzword Bingo', in which they held a running tally of buzzwords uttered during Sony's 'PlayStation Meeting 2013' conference event on 20 February 2013.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^'Former envoy makes devastating attack on Blair's 'bullshit bingo' management culture of diplomacy'. The Independent. 27 April 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2010.
  2. ^'Buzzword Bingo!'. buzzwordbingo.org. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  3. ^Granfield, Robert (1992). Making Elite Lawyers: Visions of Law at Harvard and Beyond. Routledge. p. 81. ISBN9780415904087.
  4. ^Anderson, Espen; Schiano, Bill (2014). 'How Should I Deal With Student Pranks?'. Teaching with Cases: A Practical Guide. Harvard Business Review. ISBN9781633691131.
  5. ^MacDonald, Elizabeth; Nomani, Asra Q. (8 June 1998). 'Unsuspecting Executives Become Fair Game in 'Buzzword Bingo''. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  6. ^Pirazzi, Chris. 'Tom Davis's Buzzword Bingo'. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  7. ^Adams, Scott (22 February 1994). 'Dilbert comic for 1994-02-22'. Andrew McMeel Publishing. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
  8. ^Scott Adams: Dilbert 2.0: 20 Years of Dilbert. Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2008, ISBN9780740777356, p. 203
  9. ^'Al Gore Buzzword Bingo'. IHTFP Gallery. 7 June 1996. Retrieved 15 February 2009.
  10. ^T. F. Peterson, Eric Bender: Nightwork: A History of Hacks and Pranks at MIT. MIT Press, 2011, ISBN9780262295017, pp. 126-127
  11. ^IBM (13 February 2008). 'ibm buzzwords bingo'. Retrieved 18 August 2014 – via YouTube.
  12. ^GameSpot (21 February 2013). 'Executive Buzzword Bingo at the PS4 Conference'. Retrieved 18 August 2014 – via YouTube.

External links[edit]

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  • Dilbert comic strip on 22 February 1994, which popularized buzzword bingo
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Sight Word Bingo Cards Printable

How do you do sight word bingo?

When we download sight word bingo cards for our kids, these kinds of cards are helpful for our kids to recognize the common words that usually appear in the conversations or texts. So, it is helpful when it comes to using these bingo cards to enrich the vocabularies or lexicons for our kids.

Well, to play the sight word bingo cards, we are required at least two persons here. One is us as their guide or teacher and the kids themselves.
So, to use word bingo cards, we are required to recite several words at once. Every time the children catch the word on the card. they put the sign the word inside the card with a marker.

When the sign is marked sequentially and completely until the kids can find a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal pattern, then they are supposed to shout the 'Bingo!' word. The one who shouts 'Bingo' fastest using sight word bingo cards, they can be the winner.

What is sight word bingo?

Well, to play the word bingo cards, we are required to understand what actually sight word bingo is. Besides helping kids add more vocabulary, sight words can be determinate as a popular sight word game. Each player, specifically kids, will be given their bingo cards. They will also get a set of words in a form of a grid on the front page of the card.

The other player plays a role to recite a certain word. Then, every time they hear the word, they mark the word on the card. When they can mark the grids horizontally, vertically, or diagonally and it completes the grids on the card, they can win, as long as they are the fastest.

How do you make sight words fun?

We know, when it comes to using sight word bingo cards, we consider it because it seems fun. However, we never realize that the determination of the fun itself comes from us, not from the kids.

We know, in the beginning, the one who will learn about vocabularies by using word bingo cards are the kids, not us. So, we should consider that the fun is for them, not for us.

We need to understand that the repeated game, including word bingo cards game, can be boring for our children. So, we need to spice things up by combining some more methods that will be implemented when we are playing bingo cards.

Bingo Sight Words Game Printable

Well, there are some ways to make the word bingo cards seem fun for our kids. Here are the chosen ways to spice it:

  1. Do a treasure hunt when playing sight word bingo cards.
  2. Match the pairs of the cards.
  3. Create cards of words and let them jump and grab the sight words that we can find on bingo cards.
  4. We can use bingo cards to be played like scavenger hunt too.

What are pre primer words?

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When it comes to using sight word bingo cards, we need to know that the words inside the cards are the sight words, which are the most frequent words used in daily conversation or the texts we found everywhere. Well, the pre primer words can be considered as sight words too.

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Well, the pre primer words can be defined as words that can be sounded by kids by using the simple phonetic rules. The phonetic rules that are appeared on the pre primer words are the five short vowels and silent 'e'. The silent 'e' is usually found at the end of the words. Then, the previous vowel sound is recited long and followed by a consonant.

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