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"My Bad" and other lazy expressions
JimVT | 02/10/03 | JImVT

Posted on 02/10/2003 2:15:36 PM PST by JimVT

It seems we have unleashed yet another bit of bastardized English; this one is "my bad".


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Forgive the vanity but it's a slow day and I'm tired of waiting for the SaddamAttack so I've been lurking all over the FR today and find increasing use of the phrase "my bad" and was wondering what the hell people are talking about when they use it.

After some research on the 'net I found a couple of sites that discussed its use. (One is linked below)

"My bad" reminded me of another expression that had a brief existence a few years ago: "This is true."

I was speaking to a group in a meeting one day and this up-and-coming type must have interrupted me 5 times with a "this is true" statement.

I finally thanked him for his support and asked: "What the heck ever happened to "you're right" or "correct". I've forgotten what his response was.

Anyway I know this is not an earth-shaking issue but my simple and no doubt, futile, plea to use the language the way it was meant to be used with simple, declarative sentences and a minimum of jargon.

Go ahead and flame me and I promise I'll start on "route" and "rout" next!

MyBad


1 posted on 02/10/2003 2:15:36 PM PST by JimVT
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To: JimVT
No kidding.
2 posted on 02/10/2003 2:16:30 PM PST by LurkerNoMore!
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To: JimVT
Sorry, my bad.
3 posted on 02/10/2003 2:17:18 PM PST by coloradan
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To: coloradan
Using terms like "my bad" is a vey series problem.
4 posted on 02/10/2003 2:18:26 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: JimVT
"It seems we have unleashed"

"We"??

Who is this "We," homeboy?
5 posted on 02/10/2003 2:18:37 PM PST by APBaer
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To: JimVT
I dunno. "My bad" works for me.
6 posted on 02/10/2003 2:19:00 PM PST by Maceman
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To: Maceman
This is true.
7 posted on 02/10/2003 2:21:12 PM PST by Ruger1099
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To: JimVT
Is it a southern thing? I'm from the north and never hear it up here. It seems to come from southerners.
8 posted on 02/10/2003 2:21:33 PM PST by nmh
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To: dfwgator
It's not just very series, it's hugh! All my bads are belong to you!
9 posted on 02/10/2003 2:21:38 PM PST by coloradan
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To: JimVT
My bad goes back over 10 years to my high school days. My current bastardization of the English language which I despise is "sup", the ebonicsfied combination of "what is up" or "what's up".
10 posted on 02/10/2003 2:22:30 PM PST by xrp
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To: JimVT
Pple who use "my bad" are just loosers who are not very inciteful.
12 posted on 02/10/2003 2:23:11 PM PST by Leroy S. Mort
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To: jojomatic
The first time I heard it was from the old Gator Head Ball Coach himself. That's Steve Spurrier for those of you in Rio Linda.
13 posted on 02/10/2003 2:24:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: JimVT
Nothing bothers me more than "you know what I'm sayin'"
14 posted on 02/10/2003 2:24:13 PM PST by Mears
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To: JimVT
True That. ;)
15 posted on 02/10/2003 2:24:37 PM PST by ChadGore (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordian)
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To: JimVT
I've never been tempted to use it myself, but I rather enjoy it when others do. My bad, I suppose.
16 posted on 02/10/2003 2:25:07 PM PST by Cicero
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To: Leroy S. Mort
I like "ure Bad" better....
17 posted on 02/10/2003 2:25:58 PM PST by woofie
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To: JimVT
"What the heck ever happened to "you're right" or "correct".

LOL, both are currently in vogue at our meetings, but only when voiced like Ed McMahon back in the Johnny Carson days.

18 posted on 02/10/2003 2:26:22 PM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: ChadGore
I think you mean, "True dat." :)
19 posted on 02/10/2003 2:27:06 PM PST by TheBigB
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To: JimVT
I thought it meant: my bad mistake~I should have known better.

That's why I use it.

20 posted on 02/10/2003 2:27:23 PM PST by swheats
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