<Mr N.> The Japanese players sometimes call the between-piece time "ARE"
<Mr N.> The word pops up sometime in 2ch so might help on the comprehension
<Mr C.> does that stand for anything?
<Mr N.> Well, it's a stupid story really
<Mr N.> The word "are" (not "arr", but pronounced "a ray" quickly) means "it" or "that" in Japanese
<Mr N.> People were initially calling the between-piece time "it" or "that time between pieces", often using the word "are"
<Mr N.> Then someone wrote it in transliterated alphabet form, and since it looked cooler and sorta like an acronym, the name stuck as "ARE" (ay arr ee).
<Mr N.> So it doesn't really stand for anything :D