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.
So basically you..
by AJM January 04, 2004