Two consecutive strikes are referred to as a "double." Three strikes bowled consecutively are known as a "turkey" or "triple." Any longer string of strikes is referred to by a number attached to the word "bagger," as in "four-bagger" or "five-bagger" for four or five consecutive strikes. Recently, the event of bowling four consecutive strikes has also been called a "sombrero" or "ham bone." This terminology is used most often when a bowler is "off the strikes." (i.e. has previously bowled a string of several strikes but failed to strike on his most recent ball.) When a player is "on the strikes," a string is often referenced by affixing "in a row" to the number of strikes bowled consecutively. Six strikes in a row are sometimes referred to as a "six pack."6 strikes and 9 strikes in a row can also be referred to "Wild Turkeys" and "Golden Turkeys" respectively. Any string of strikes starting in the first frame or ending "off the sheet" (where all of a bowler's shots from a certain frame to the end of the game strike) are often referred to as the "front" or "back" strikes, respectively (e.g. the 'front nine' for strikes in frames 1-9, or the 'back six' for strikes in frames 7, 8, and 9 with a turkey in the tenth). A "Perfect Game" or 12 strikes in a row is also colloquially referred to as the "Thanksgiving Turkey."
1 - Strike 2 - Double 3 - Triple/Turkey 4 - Four Bagger 5 - Five Bagger/Sombrero/Ham Bone 6 - Six Bagger/Six Pack/Wild Turkeys/Golden Turkeys 7 - Seven Bagger 8 - Eight Bagger 9 - Nine Bagger/Wild Turkeys/Golden Turkeys 10 - Ten Bagger 11 - Eleven Bagger 12 - Perfect Game/Thanksgiving Turkey
Actually... all the guys in the bowling tournaments I do call 4 in a row a hambone. :p
And, I believe, on one show, he called a 5-bagger "Yahtzee." :p
And, yes, Phil (I think?) is super annoying. He almost gets giddy if he can say hambone. :p
I believe you'e correct on both of those... some friends of mine started doing that on their high school team and it drives me insane!! But they've never been all that creative with their cheers. They got the idea of shouting "Spa-loosh" from a movie, The Benchwarmers, I think, and the only reason they decided to start doing that is because my team would shout "Woohah" for strikes.
But anyway, I've spent all 18 years of my life at bowling alleys, and this is how I've always seen them classified:
1 - Strike 2 - Double 3 - Turkey 4 - Four Bagger 5 - Five Bagger 6 - Six Pack 7 - Seven in a Row 8 - Eight in a Row 9 - Nine in a Row 10 - Ten in a Row 11 - Eleven in a Row 12 - 300, Perfect Game
And once you get the first six strikes, you can start saying that you have the "First Six" or "Front Six" or whatever number of strike you're on.