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Getting an idea should be like sitting down on a pin. It should make you jump up and do something.E. L. Simpson
Probably derived from baby talk c1823 (imitative)
- informal: goodbye
- 1923, Ed Smith of Cranbrook Courier, Reminiscences of Kootenay Pioneers (recalling an event claimed to be the origin of the place name Ta Ta Creek recorded in 1900; viewed in British Columbia archives at ) - Red put the spurs to his horse and galloped away: "Ta ta, friends, I've business up the trail."
- 2006, Daily Flute (blog) read at  on 13 May 2006, Ta ta - I’m going to stop blogging, probably for good.
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