So I was watching Winnie the Pooh with my little boy, reminiscing about how when I was a little boy I'd collapse into tears whenever Winnie the Pooh ended on TV (back then we didn't have any fancy DVD players, so we had to watch the shows when they came on once a year). Anyway, Tigger comes bouncing on, which makes my boy and I both start giggling, and when he leaves, he says:
"TTFN! Ta ta for now!"
So long before Al Gore's Internets were invented, Tigger was using cute acronyms.* What a debt of gratitude we owe that pouncing bouncing combination of rubber and spring.
*It must be mentioned that Tigger's "TTFN" was not the work of A.A. Milne, but added to the character by the Disney folks when Pooh and friends became moving pictures.