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Oh dear

Posted by Mark Smith on June 13, 2009 at 09:56

The origin of "Oh Dear". In Spanish, Joder means "f..k" in terms of intercourse, and also the notions of "f...ing with someone" and "screw something up" or constantly annoying someone. In Spain, the word is also used as an interjection, as in, ¬°Joder! ("F..k!"). The word joder comes from the Latin futuere. I Can imagine English people in Spain, adopting "Joder", which is in common use and considered a soft expletive, and morphing it to "Oh Dear" What do you think?