bad

Anson Olds ansolds at MASSED.NET
Sat Sep 4 20:48:35 UTC 1999


Here is another example of teen language that "my bad" reminds me of.  Not so long ago it was common to hear young people say things like "Homework bad,"  or "pizza good."  Often this was used as an understatement, like "Hitler bad," or "ethnic cleansing bad."  Am I wrong in assuming that this is a return to a more "childlike" construction?  As I am new to dialect study, I don't know what the proper terminology is.

Emily Olds
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