This website is dedicated to keeping this word alive and a part of our language. An expression used by people of scandinavian heritage…when they are overwhelmed. Can and is readily exchanged for such expressions as wow, oh my goodness, ouch, oh my God!. Examples. Oofta, I’m tired! Oofta she is so dumb! Oofta, this oatmeal is burned. Oofta this house is a mess. Oofta I’m glad the grandkids have left! Oofta that’s a big load of timber!
For more on the word go to Wikipedia