Out of the mouths of search engines: a Google search for the two words "cretinous" and "bingo", which I ran to check the provenance of a quotation in the weekend's Financial Times, found the Sun newspapers website as the fourth result. I wonder why?
The phrase is attributed to a Times leader in 1961 where they described the game of bingo as " a cretinous pastime".
Is bingo's number up?
Financial Times 9 February 2007