Thursday, March 4, 2010

Uff Da

The Scream
by Edvard Munch
Is the most famous painting from Norway.
He might be thinking "Uff Da!"
My Mother's family
came to the states from Norway.
She (Margie) was raised in Minnesota.
Where many people from the lovely Scandinavian
countries settled.
Uff Da is a Norwegian expression,
that's means - I'm overwhelmed.
It's become one of my most used words.
(pronounced oof da)
It can be used instead of oops, darn
drat, shoot or just sighing...
Uff Da


  1. I don't think my comment went through?
    That's neat- I feel Uff Da quite a bit lately, and have always loved that painting ;)
    Found you via etsy forums:)

  2. Interesting to know about Uff Da, I think I'll need to introduce it into my vocabulary!

  3. Glad you found Uff Da interesting,
    helpful or useable. Each week I am
    going to have a new word or phrase.
    But I think Uff Da will always be my

  4. what a fun post.
    My boyfriend is from Norway. Every Holiday we get together with his mom and daughter and make a bunch of Norwegian pastries...half of them i have no idea how to spell such as "Fudickmen" and "Podacaca"....they are both mainly made with potato.
    i love sharing culture :)
    Glad i stumbled upon your blog.
    Best wishes,
    -Chelsea Rose

  5. Chelsea Rose,

    I know the pastries you speak of,
    glad you stumbled on me as well...