also ta-ta, "good-bye," 1823, a word first recorded as infant's speech. Abbreviation T.T.F.N., "ta-ta for now," popularized 1941 by BBC radio program "ITMA," where it was the characteristic parting of the cockney cleaning woman character Mrs. Mopp, voiced by Dorothy Summers.
Then in 2008 along came the Indian group tata, based in Mumbai, which bought them from Ford for $2.3bn.
Chicago-based feminists Robyn Graves and Michelle Lytle ask on their website, The tata Top.
To get there tata poured capital into British plants and research and hired thousands of workers.