What are the words that auctioneers say?
Often prior to “closing the bidding” and selling an item, auctioneers will announce: “Going once, going twice, sold!” or “Going, going, gone!”, followed by announcing the winning bid.
Why do auctioneers talk gibberish?
Auctioneers don’t just talk fast—they chant in a rhythmic monotone so as to lull onlookers into a conditioned pattern of call and response, as if they were playing a game of “Simon says.” The speed is also intended to give the buyers a sense of urgency: Bid now or lose out. And it doesn’t hurt the bottom line, either.
What are auctioneers saying when they talk so fast?
Auction Filler Words These words, when said fast, can be hard to understand. That’s why auctioneers call them filler words. They help carry the numbers of each bid price. There is no rhyme or reason as to why some auctioneers choose the filler words they use.
Do auctioneers speak gibberish?
Over time, the words blur together and keep the bidding going. It can sound like gibberish to an untrained listener, but it’s important to keep the auction fast-paced.
Do auctioneers say real words?
The auctioneer uses a “chant” that is designed to be rhythmic and enticing. Some auctioneers learn to use “filler” words to help get the chant on pace, and to make it more interesting to listen to.
Who started the auctioneer chant?
While nobody knows exactly where auctioneer chant comes from, it is distinctly North American. One theory is it comes from mid-19th century tobacco auctioneers who sold their goods in Virginia, and the chant spread from there.
What do you say in bidding?
Auction speak you need to know
- ‘I will only accept rises of $20,000 or larger’
- ‘I will accept raises of $1000’
- ‘Ladies and gentlemen, please wait here while I refer the bid’
- ‘Vendor bid’
- ‘We are playing for keeps’ or ‘the house is on the market’
- ‘This property will be sold today’
- ‘There’s real value here’
What does going once going twice?
Phrase. going once, going twice, sold. Said before closing the bidding for a particular item in an auction, giving other bidders a final opportunity to bid for it.
Who is the fastest auctioneer?
Hervé Poulain is the fastest auctioneer in the world — not with his hammer, but at the steering wheel. Eleven times he did the 24-hour race at Le Mans.