Anson Olds ansolds at MASSED.NET
Sat Sep 4 00:45:44 UTC 1999

Maybe we've been around this topic and back again, but I always thought "my bad," heard in my high school from all sports team members, came from a variation on "my fault," not "my best," or "my bag," as others have suggested.  When I first heard it, I assumed it was one of the variations that teenagers seem to come up with that are somewhat "childlike" in structure.  I remember doing this sort of regression as a teenager, although that was so long ago I can't seem to remember examples.  As I hear more and more people talk about adult sport figures using it, though, I doubt myself.

Emily Olds
c/o ansolds at

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