Oofta (oof-ta) 

1. Norwegian slang that you use when things are a little out of control
2. An expression of Norwegian origin adopted by Scandanavian-Americans in the 19th century.  It is an exclamation that is relatively common in the Upper Midwestern states.
3. A word that should be in every Norwegian's vocabulary and used regularly.
4. The best thing to say when you don't know what to say...