My wonderful sister got me this mask in our long-running private Scandinavia fest. (Thanks, Vee!) I want to say that I am grinning my face off in this picture. How is it possible that I look so gloomy?
Jul 28, 2021 2:49 PM EDT
One of my ex-bosses is a stone cold Norwegian who grew up in Everett, Washington (the home of the Boeing 747!) and he introduced me to this wonderful expression over 40 years ago!
Jul 28, 2021 3:02 PM EDT
My sister also once got me a t-shirt with "What part of Uff-da don't you understand?" In New York City, the answer is invariably, "there is no part of Uff-da that I do understand." I tell 'em it's the Norwegian oy vey.