Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Word of the Day


ta
interj.
Chiefly British
Used to express thanks.

Florence thanked him. 'I'm sure Mrs. Twist will give you a cup of tea.' 'Ta, love, but I'd best get back.'
This is one of those words that I've heard here and there ('Ta, Rosmerta.' from Harry Potter is the one I'm thinking about.) but entirely misunderstood. I thought it was a salutation--a short and less chick-laden way of saying 'ta-ta'.

This word is awesome. Can I use it anywhere other than a Renaissance Fair?