"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Saturday, 24 January 2009


D’Oh expresses frustration or anger, especially at one’s own stupidity.

In 1989 "The Simpsons" hit the television screens. A cult series in both the USA and UK some of the catchphrases are now so well-known that in 2001 Homer’s “D’Oh” arrived in the Oxford English Dictionary.


  1. I'm having this weird sense of deja vu. For some reason it feels like the 28th of November 2008. D'Oh!

  2. Scriptor, You should feel complimented for having such an observant reader who notes "repeats."

    I like Homer's expression of anger "Why you little..." as he lovingly strangles Bart. I have "air-strangled" a few people in my day while muttering the phrase. It's really quite satisfying (and funny).