Also an exclamation to cut short another beast that
perhaps is correct, but the speaker does not wish to acknowledge this possibility and uses this term to divert the attention of others as well as himself. Originating from
King of the Hill, "Boy I'll tell you what," several such phrases arose such as 'bald-headed coat sack' and the more permanent 'bah tey fweh.' It is from
the latter that
"bahteys" derives, and is used in no related manner, but really
in any way a beast pleases.