Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 13:50:28 -0500

From: Grant Barrett gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JERRYNET.COM

Subject: RE "my bad"

I participated in a discussion of "my bad" a while back. The group of use seemed to believe that it

originated in basketball.

In high school leagues it is a courtesy (perhaps a rule?) for a player to volunteer him- or herself as

having committed the foul by raising a hand. This is often accompanied by the phrase "my bad."

Anecdotal, unprovable as source, but possible.

Also: Compare with "I go" in volleyball, shorthand for "I got it."

Grant Barrett