Buh-byeDon't you hang for a nanosecond there before getting the right reading, namely (I hope) [bəbai]? This pronunciation seems to be associated with flight attendants, especially (from a SNL skit?). I was surprised to see Urban Dictionary with this definition:
normally used as a dismissive for a person's comments or an idea that is unwelcome or unpleasant. sometimes used after a look of disbelief.It's not faring well — it's drawing mostly thumbs down on the reactions deal that UD has. But maybe this is how it's being used here?
Speaking of end of the year stuff, The Onion had the best ever title for a year in review issue: 2007. What the hell just happened? On a related, and more forwardlooking philosophical note, here's the Onion's Libra horoscope this week:
Your belief that God does not play dice with the universe will be tested by the discovery of a 10,000-mile-long craps table on Jupiter.Happy new year, everybody.