use of "my bad"

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri May 29 21:40:31 UTC 2009


My bad? As slang?  Way good.


Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL5+
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> Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 06:40:16 -0700
> From: zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
> Subject: Re: use of "my bad"
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
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> Sender: American Dialect Society
> Poster: Arnold Zwicky
> Subject: Re: use of "my bad"
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> On May 29, 2009, at 6:03 AM, Scot LaFaive wrote:
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>> Never liked it. Sometime in the '90s is my first recollection of its
>> use.
>
> a lot of the google hits are for complaints about the expression. i'm
> not quite sure why it rubs some people the wrong way, but there's
> certainly a lot of peeving about it.
>
> yes, it's slang, but it's enduring slang. might have been around for
> 40 years, certainly popular (especially in schools and on college
> campuses) for 25 or so.
>
> arnold
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