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erica

I like stuff with romantic elements and angst, usually YA, fantasy, paranormal/urban fantasy or variations thereof. Usually wrinkles nose at sci-fi due to unlikely tech. Straight girl who likes boys that like boys!

Currently reading

The Friend Zone
Kristen Callihan
Under Heaven
Guy Gavriel Kay
Progress: 6/411 pages
The Wild Girl
Kate Forsyth
Progress: 152/480 pages
Liesmith: Book 1 of The Wyrd
Alis Franklin
Rush Me
Allison Parr
Progress: 156/263 pages
Shield of Winter
Nalini Singh
Progress: 280/436 pages
Devil's Cub
Georgette Heyer
Moth
Daniel Arenson
Progress: 56/276 pages
Pivot Point
Kasie West
Progress: 36/237 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 56 out of 293 pages.

Spark - Posy Roberts

From the Minnesota primer at the start of the book:

 

Uffda — An expression that can take place of a curse word or fill in for phrases like “goodness gracious” or “holy moly.” If “uffda” isn’t quite enough, you can say “uffda mada” (pronounced may-duh) for a little extra punch.

 

Heh. Hehehehe. Funnies. I think I might have to go to Minnesota some day and find other Norwegian words & mannerisms that have deviated from what we use in Norway today - if we ever used uffda like this. We definititely do not now :-)

 

Trying to figure out where the mada part comes in though - it is either too mangled for me to realise what the original Norwegian word was, or it was never Norwegian to begin with.

 

We all need some meaningless puzzles in our lives....

 

 

EDIT:

 

Oh! Oh! I get it! "uffda mada" is "huff 'a meg, da", slightly mangled and phonetically spelled.

Satisfaction is mine.