Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Ta-ta for now:‘anyway, TTFN, and hopefully I'll have plenty of time to write when I get back’
- ‘In fact a month ago my plan was to close up shop at the one year mark, say TTFN, and delete my account.’
- ‘They also rely on those annoying acronyms that hard-core E-mailers have thrown around for years: BTW (by the way), LOL (laughing out loud), TTFN (ta-ta for now).’
- ‘TTFN, we are off out to have a pub lunch.’
- ‘His jocular banter delivered through mutinous teeth has me reaching for the off-switch quicker than you can say TTFN (ta-ta for now - aaargh!)’
1940s: popularized by its use as a catchphrase in the 1940s BBC radio programme "ITMA".
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.