Uffda! Hva betyr Uffda?
"Uffda!" What does it mean?
You may have seen it on bumper stickers of cars somewhere in the USA or Canada. Norwegians have been known to express themselves with "Uffda" in many situations, but you can't find it in the dictionary. Here are a few situations you might hear a Norwegian use the eclectic phrase, "Uffda!"
UFF DA IS:
- trying to dance the polka to rock and roll music
- eating at Inga and Lena's restaurant and finding out they only serve Mexican food
- having Swedish meat balls at a lutefisk supper
- finding out Ole and Svens is a pizza place in Grand Marais, MN
- having more miles on your snowblower than your car
- walking downstairs and then forgetting what you wanted
- arriving late at a lutefisk supper and getting served minced ham
- having to take your kids Trick or Treating in a blizzard.
- trying to pour two buckets of manure into one bucket
- having a mouse crawl up your leg when you're on a hayload
- eating hot soup when you've got a runny nose
- knowing somewere in the state of Minnesota is a piece of frozen metal
with a piece of your tongue still attached.
- getting swished in the face with a cow's wet tail
- waking yourself up in church with your own snoring
- forgetting your mother-in-law's first name
- having spent the last fifteen minutes getting your kid dressed to
play in the snow only to have him tell you that NOW he has to go
- noticing non-Norwegians at a church dinner using lefse for a napkin
- eating a delicious sandwich and then discovering the spread is cat food
- sneezing so hard at the dinner table that your false teeth end up in the bread plate
- having attended a formal affair in your best dress, finest jewelry,
wearing your Sorrels.
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