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To get the rage when adults say Ta?

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SingingGerbil Fri 14-Feb-14 18:25:18

First world problem I am aware but this really gives me The Rage. Anyone over about the age of 5 should not be allowed to say this I am looking at you DP. In fact I am not that keen on under fives saying it either.

Phew, just had to get that out grin

Pigletin Fri 14-Feb-14 18:27:32

I never understood the use of the word ta. I (silently) judge people who say it.

LST Fri 14-Feb-14 18:29:01

I say it. Judge away smile

LittleMissGerardButlersMinion Fri 14-Feb-14 18:29:13

I actually don't mind it, but its quite a popular word here anyway.

Yes thanks/thank you is nicer, but its better than nothing.

I hate it when people have no manners!

wheresthebunman Fri 14-Feb-14 18:29:27

hated it when MIL tried to teach it to DCs instead of 'thanks'.
yes there are bigger things but i fecking hate it

FreyaFridays Fri 14-Feb-14 18:30:20

I don't mind "ta".

"Cuppa" on the other hand makes my teeth itch, no matter who says it.

DawnOfTheDee Fri 14-Feb-14 18:31:56

It's a regional thing. Round here everyone says 'ta'.

Nomama Fri 14-Feb-14 18:32:44

Ooh! I say an annoying thing.

Ta muchly, for pointing it out smile

LittleMissGerardButlersMinion Fri 14-Feb-14 18:33:51

Don't visit Yorkshire OP! Everyone here says it!

Yabu. It is commonly used in Yorkshire, and Derbyshire. So there! smile

SingingGerbil Fri 14-Feb-14 18:35:03

I know you hear it more elsewhere but it really bugs me <pouts>

steff13 Fri 14-Feb-14 18:35:26

What does it mean?

MrsKoala Fri 14-Feb-14 18:35:33

I was just about to ask if it's regional. Everyone round my way says it. I say it. I tech DS to say it. I like it. It's informal and nice.

I didn't realise it was judge worthy - what's the 'judginess' factor? that it's common? that it's an abbreviation?

Anatana Fri 14-Feb-14 18:36:03

/me flings out arms

Judge away!

I say it, and I say love and I say hiya, yalright. And I say 'dyer want a brew?' ALL the time. And I'm really much much older than five. Won't be stopped! Ta love!

ilikeyourface Fri 14-Feb-14 18:36:23

I think its regional. Round here if you say 'thankyou' in school you get called 'posh' acording to dd.

IDugUpADiamond Fri 14-Feb-14 18:36:24


DipMeInChocolate Fri 14-Feb-14 18:36:39

Its common round these parts. Ta very muchly.

MrsKoala Fri 14-Feb-14 18:36:42

Where do you live OP?

Anatana Fri 14-Feb-14 18:38:18

I suspect, MrsKoala, that it's both Northern AND common, which on MN is practically criminal. grin

Salmotrutta Fri 14-Feb-14 18:38:25

I don't mind "ta" really.

Obviously "thank you" is more "proper" but a Ta is better than nothing at all surely?

PuppyMonkey Fri 14-Feb-14 18:38:38

Ta is nicer than your own "the rage."

BrownSauceSandwich Fri 14-Feb-14 18:39:31

Yeah, it's a dialect thing. So YABU. You'd have to be a proper snob to sneer at it where I live.

DipMeInChocolate Fri 14-Feb-14 18:39:47

V true Anatana. grin

Salmotrutta Fri 14-Feb-14 18:40:19

Ta is quite common up here in Scottishland too.

Sometimes people also say "cheers" in place of Ta/Thank you.

I don't mind that either!

AwkwardSquad Fri 14-Feb-14 18:40:51

Um, it's normal parlance round here. I couldn't care less how people say thank you, as long as they do! Keep your judginess to yourself, ta very much.

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