Start Learning Japanese in the next 30 Seconds with
a Free Lifetime Account

Or sign up using Facebook

What does "Bye Bye Cycle" mean?

Moderators: Moderator Team, Admin Team

chucklesmagoo
New in Town
Posts: 2
Joined: May 26th, 2006 11:30 am

What does "Bye Bye Cycle" mean?

Postby chucklesmagoo » August 23rd, 2006 6:34 pm

Hi, I was recently in Japan with a school exchange and we stayed with host girls who taught us to say "Bye Bye Cycle"...and make a hand gesture where you point your thumbs towards each other and then away from each other. I was wondering if anyone knew what it meant?

I was watching a Jdrama and the kids did it on the show, if you want to see what I'm talking about here's the link, it happened about 8:00 into the show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnB3HYlR7D8

Thanks in advance,

-Charlie

JockZon
Expert on Something
Posts: 211
Joined: April 23rd, 2006 12:44 pm

Postby JockZon » August 23rd, 2006 7:32 pm

Well the boys say it and it is obviously a way to say bye and should sound like bye bicicle. I don't think it is weirder than that 8)

It is like if I was going to say bye bye lemonpie because it rhymes.

Get 45% OFF at [[Site]]
CrazySwayzee
Been Around a Bit
Posts: 35
Joined: August 18th, 2006 9:58 pm

Postby CrazySwayzee » August 29th, 2006 1:30 am

could it be like seeya later alligator? :D

or bye bye birdie?

or maybe it has some strange, significant meaning......

JockZon
Expert on Something
Posts: 211
Joined: April 23rd, 2006 12:44 pm

Postby JockZon » August 29th, 2006 5:22 am

It could defenetly mean see ya later alligator. It is just a funnier way to say good bye 8)

WCR91
Established Presence
Posts: 91
Joined: July 26th, 2006 5:53 pm

Postby WCR91 » March 2nd, 2007 6:37 pm

Oh wow! A japanese friend of mine uses "Bye Bicycle" with his girlfriend all the time.

Also "Good morning Bicycle" and "Hello Bicycle."

Return to “General Japanese Culture”