my bad

Paul Frank paulfrank at POST.HARVARD.EDU
Fri Apr 30 14:33:25 UTC 2010

When did people start saying "my bad"? I never heard it in high school
in the late 70s in England and in university in the early 80s in
England. And I can't really remember when I first heard it in grad
school in the U.S., but it was probably in the early 90s. Or maybe I
wasn't listening and people have been saying it for centuries.


Paul Frank
German, French, Chinese > English
Huémoz - Aigle - Neuchâtel, CH
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