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Abu Times...

\(aa-boo ta-ims)\
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The bengali school kid's way of calling a "time-out" in the middle of a game. Abu-times would keep your game of catch-catch (or hide and seek) in limbo and was usually called so that kids could congregate to resolve any mid-play disputes that arose on school playgrounds,

Usage

(a blistering afternoon in July...lunch time at a school near Deshapriya park. A healthy mix of scrawny and overweight girls are playing the legendary game of "help sister").

Priyanka (running and panting): Ayee Sreya, why did you kick me re..
Sreya: oh please, I didnt, ok...shut up fattie..(a scuffle breaks out)
Everyone: ok ok, Aaabu times aabu times...why are you both fighting...ayee-everyone- aabu times hoye geche..


Added 2012-01-03 by CalcuttaMaami

Root

Bengali

Region

Calcutta

Categories

Sports & Games