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Why do people say ta as thank you?
Online Etymology Dictionary says: ta: 1772, “natural infantile sound of gratitude” [Weekley]. Although possibly originating from the imitative of baby talk, this is in widespread use in the North of England and Wales as an informal “thanks” amongst adults. Used to express thanks.
Is Ta short for thanks a lot?
Ta means ‘thank you’.
Why do Aussies say ta?
‘Ta’ means ‘thank you’.
Who says TA for thanks?
Because it’s an informal form of “thank you” among many British people. It’s nice and short, comes across friendly, and unselfconscious in flavour. There could be any number of reasons why a person would use “ta” instead of “thanks” or “thank you” or “cheers.”
Do Brits say ta for thank you?
Ta is an informal way of saying thank you, it is also something we in Britain use to learn toddlers to say as it is easier for a baby to learn to say. Somehow it sticks with us as adults, I am not sure if it is something that is said in other countries or if it is derived from other languages.
Why do British say ta thanks?
Why do Australia say ta?
What does Tu Ta mean?
noun. dungarees [noun plural] denim trousers sometimes with a bib. (Translation of tuta from the PASSWORD Italian–English Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Why do some people Use ‘ta’ instead of thanks?
There could be any number of reasons why a person would use “ta” instead of “thanks” or “thank you” or “cheers.” A slang word for Thanks. The word is a result of the heavy Danish influence on the English language. Most people do not realize that the English language roots are really Danish or Jutland.
What is the origin of the word thank you in English?
Although possibly originating from the imitative of baby talk, this is in widespread use in the North of England and Wales as an informal “thanks” amongst adults. American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language says: Used to express thanks.
What does ta/tak/tack mean?
Tak/tack/takk is thanks in Danish/Swedish/Norwegian – far less convoluted an origin than Scottish Gaelic. As Portuguese I really never understand the TA in English… of course, that I get to understand that means THANK YOU.
What is the etymology of the word “ta”?
Thank you. As to why and how “ta” means “thank you”, that is an interesting question. As WS2’s answer explains, the etymology of ta has been dated from 18th century, but it was probably said and heard much earlier than that.