"my bad" revisited one more time

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Jun 22 05:17:05 UTC 2010


On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 1:00 AM, Garson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Great article! You may wish to add the following slightly earlier
> citation from a sports writer. I sent it to the OED via email and was
> told that the antedating would be added to the revision file. So it
> will probably appear in time.
> 1985 November 14, Gainesville Sun, Welcome to the wonderful, wacky
> world of SEC football by Bobby Tyler, Page 3E, Gainesville, Florida.
> (Google News Archive)
> Yes, the Vols still must host Vandy the following weekend, but c'mon,
> Vandy? Oops, my bad, I forgot for a moment what the Commodore did to
> Georgia. Silly me.
> http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=%22bad+I+forgot+for%22&
> On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 12:22 AM, Benjamin Zimmer
> <bgzimmer at babel.ling.upenn.edu> wrote:
>> I try to set the record straight in my latest Word Routes column...
>> http://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/wordroutes/2327/

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