my bad

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat May 1 05:12:30 UTC 2010

At 4:33 PM +0200 4/30/10, Paul Frank wrote:
>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.
To demonstrate that it was still not part of mainstream usage as late
as 1997, cf.


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