Discussion in 'עברית (Hebrew)' started by airelibre, Jun 6, 2013.
I have no idea what this means, can anybody help?
Exctly at 5 oclock.
As far as I know "בול" comes from English.
Ah ok, I though it was "bull" something, as in bullseye, but I didn't know the 5 referred to a time.
Is this used with other times, eg בול בשש?
Yup. Sometimes it is more convenient to spell out the time, and people tend to omit the word שעה before, which can be an equivalent of o'clock.
Ok thanks a lot.
It's said to be taken from English as you said, Rosental's Slang Dictionary says the same, and yet - this could be a wrong guess. I never saw a detailed explanation of how this term evolved. If from English then apparently during the Mandate time, 1917-1948.
Separate names with a comma.