Our own Zev Kesselman coined the word BUNgo to mean a bungled bingo. This specifically designates a bingo whose player miscalled one or both blanks, resulting in a phony word, when one or more legitimate bingos could have been played. Note that a BUNgo is a BUNgo irrespective of whether it is challenged off the board.
Example: a player plays “ANIMA?E”, calling the blank as “L”, thereby forming the phony ANIMALE*. A call of “T” would have yielded the legitimate bingo ANIMATE.
Quiz yourself (optional, may not work on all devices)
The table below lists some of the BUNgos that have been played over the years in the JSC. So that you may quiz yourself, the valid play(s) are initially hidden in the table. To reveal each (one at a time) hover your pointer (e.g., mouse) over the “show me!” text; if you’re using an iPad or other tablet, simply tap with your finger lightly on “show me!”.
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 Challenged off with a sigh of relief from opponent and a big post-game
AAAAARRRRRGGGGHH! by the player.
 Play went unchallenged and stayed on the board.
 This one was particularly painful for the player. He needed this last
rack, out play bingo to win.
 This 11-letter bingo was played to an IONS already on the board, and is
probably the longest North American (OSPD) bungo ever played. The word
is acceptable by British (OSW) standards.
 Play vindicated by OSPD4.
 Play vindicated by OSPD5.