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A slang word for Thanks.

The word is a result of the heavy Danish influence on the English language. Most people do not realize that the English language roots are really Danish or Jutland. Equiped with this knowledge this word is easy to decipher.

The Danish word for Thanks is tak. In Scotland and upper England it was common to drop the k at the end because of the way words were pronounced during the time of old English and Middle English. Hence the slang word "Ta" which should actually be pronounced "TA-k" but over time became "Ta" is really Tak meaning "Thanks"
Person One: I will give you a ride to the post office to get your check.

Person Two: Ta
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TA's teach most of the classes at some big universities....or, I have to correct papers as an English Department TA.
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An informal way of saying "thank you" in the British Empire (or what's left of it). It isn't commonly used in Canada or the United States, and could be misinterpreted as "goodbye" (a shortening of "ta-ta").
When I held the door open for a girl in Australia, she said "ta". I thought she was being rudely dismissive, but it turns out she was just being polite.
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Ta is the name of one of the main characters in the literary masterpiece Annette by author extraordinaire Martin Eden. In the story Ta who is a crippled army general from the African country of Toga falls in love with a woman from West Virginia named Annette. See: Annette
Ta was one of the main characters in the book Annette.
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Teaching Assisstant

A person who is teaching and studying at the same time, meaning bearing the brunt of both sides and survives on a more meager pay than a teacher.

Be thankful to your TA since she has to take shit from you and her professors.
by Ashwini September 13, 2007
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