Not even ladies and gentlemen?
Well, if you want to feed ladies and gentlemen dried grass . . .
No, not that kind of grass!
What has grass got to do with it?
From Middle English hey, hei, also without h- in ey, from Old English *hē, ēa (interjection), attested as first element in hēlā, ēalā (“O!, alas!, oh!, lo!”). Cognate with Dutch hé, hei (“hi, hey”), German hei (“hey, wow”), Danish and Swedish hej (“hello, hey”), Faroese hey (“hey, hello”), Old Norse, Icelandic and Norwegian hei (“hey”), Romanian hei, Russian эй (ej, “hey”); see heigh. Probably a natural expression, as may be inferred from its presence with similar meaning in many other unrelated languages: for example, Burmese ဟေး (he:), Finnish hei, Unami hè, and Mandarin 哎 (āi), and various sound-alikes as Ancient Greek εἶα (eîa) and Latin eia, eho, Sanskrit हे (he). See also hello.
1.An exclamation to get attention.
Hey, look at this!
2.A protest or reprimand.
Hey! Stop that!
3.An expression of surprise.
Hey! This is new!
4.An informal greeting, similar to hi.
Hey! How's it going?
5.A request for repetition or explanation; an expression of confusion.
Hey? How's that?
6.A meaningless beat marker or extra, filler syllable in song lyrics.
The chorus is "nana na na, nana na na hey hey hey, goodbye".
And not to be confused with "Hai!"
But to be confused with "Hay!"
You realize that most of the city people on this thread think that straw bales are hay bales? The confusion is palpable!
My grandfather was a dairy farmer and my uncle had beef cattle, I know the difference. I like chewing on timothy grass . . .
Seek peace but keep your gun handy.
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are missing!
“Illegitemus non carborundum est (“Don’t let the bastards grind you down”).”
― Julia Child