my bad

Leslie Decker leslie at FAMILYDECKER.ORG
Fri Apr 30 15:27:10 UTC 2010

I first remember hearing it when I was a senior in high school in
1994. One student told another student they thought it was a stupid


On Friday, April 30, 2010, Paul Frank <paulfrank at> wrote:
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> 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
> Paul Frank
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