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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 " 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?