my bad

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Fri Apr 30 19:21:16 UTC 2010

"now my bad knee, said Reed, referring to...."

Sam Clements

----- Original Message -----
From: "victor steinbok" <aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 15:15
Subject: Re: my bad

> Newspaper search (GNA) revealed very little. Searching for straight
> "my bad" is nearly impossible because of the volume--although there is
> no newspaper stories from 1979 or 1980 (I did check those two). Nor
> are there any stories prior to 1987 that mention both "my bad" and
> basketball. There is a cluster of 1989 and 1990 stories, but there is
> also a Dallas Morning News hit from 1987. These are not helpful, as
> OED has these antedated.
> One hit is bothering me, although, I am sure, there is a simple
> explanation.
> Knicks Down Sonics, 111-106, on 4th-Period Spurt; Nat'l Basketball...
> $3.95 - New York Times - Nov 5, 1973
> Basketball Ass'n LAST NIGHT'S GAMES NewYork II, Sosttle 100. ... "Now
> my bad ," said Reed; referring to tise left one that almost ended his
> career, ...
> I am assuming it's bad OCR or something got corrupted along the way (a
> good number of "my bad" hits were actually "my dad" or "my bed"). But
> I can't make heads or tails of this one. If someone has access to the
> archives, this would be something worth a quick look. It's certainly
> not worth $3.95--the rates for accessing archives are still atrocious,
> but I can hardly blame publishers for trying to make a quick buck in a
> declining industry.
> VS-)
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