One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Ta-ta for now.‘anyway, TTFN, and hopefully I'll have plenty of time to write when I get back’
- ‘TTFN, we are off out to have a pub lunch.’
- ‘In fact a month ago my plan was to close up shop at the one year mark, say TTFN, and delete my account.’
- ‘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!)’
- ‘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).’
1940s: popularized by its use as a catchphrase in the 1940s BBC radio programmeITMA.
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