Uff da, also spelled uff-da, uffda, uff-dah, oofda, ufda, ufdah, oofta or ufta, is a humorous saying - an exclamation of Norwegian origin that is relatively common in the Upper Midwestern states of the United States. It roughly means "drats," "oops!", "oh no!" or "ouch! In Scandinavian American Midwestern culture, "Uff Da" roughly translates into: "I am overwhelmed." It has become a mark of Scandinavian roots, particularly for people of Swedish or Norwegian heritage from North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.