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    #1

    ta-ta

    (this means goodbye)
    Is it only BE?

    FRC

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    ta-ta

    interjection

    U.K. goodbye: used as a childish or familiar way of saying goodbye ( informal )


    [Early 19th century. Origin unknown.]


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    #3
    Yeah, I wouldn't dare to ask questions without looking it up first. But believe I saw it in a NTC AE book (everyday's expressions or something), and I don't take what's in dictionaries for gospel anymore when it comes to AE/BE distinctions ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Yeah, I wouldn't dare to ask questions without looking it up first. But believe I saw it in a NTC AE book (everyday's expressions or something), and I don't take what's in dictionaries for gospel anymore when it comes to AE/BE distinctions ;)

    FRC
    Maybe you are right. I think we'd better ask a native speaker. :wink:


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    #5
    I appreciate your answer though! Feel free to jump in anytime.

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    #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    I appreciate your answer though! Feel free to jump in anytime.

    FRC
    I will and don't be frightened by my word! :D Correct me if you find any mistakes! :wink:

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