01/12/2005

The Numbers Game

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Ever sat in a poker game and listened to people going on about ponies, apples and carpets?

"It stands me a monkey, but I'm doing a bottle".

WHAT???

Nearly every number has it's own nickname. It's friendlier that way. After all nobody wants to lose five hundred quid, but "Doing a Monkey" almost sounds like fun. In case you don't know, here are some of the most common names for numbers...

1

Allen/Strawberry

15

Rabbit

2/200

Bottle

20

Apple

3/300

Carpet

25

Pony

4

Nelly/Rofe

50

Bull's-eye/Nifty

5

Ching

100

Ton/ Long 'un

6

Half a stretch

350

Rhino

7

Nevis

500

Monkey

8

Garden

1000

Gorilla/Bag of Sand/Balloon/

9

Nina

Gooley/Large

10

Cockle