Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 20:28:30 -0500
From: MELISSA LYNN BLAIR mlblai01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOREHEAD-ST.EDU
Subject: Re: RE "my bad"
Regarding the "my bad" saying, I am very familiar with this saying. I
have played basketball my entire life, and I believe that was one of the
first things I learned. If you do something wrong, you be big enough to
admit it and go on. Not only when a foul is committed, but also when a
bad pass is thrown or you miss read another player on the court, will
this saying be used.
It has been around for years on the basketball court, and I can see
how it would be used in everyday life. I have caught myself saying these
words and not even realizing it. I do however try to limit its usage to
the basketball court. I wouldn't want anyone to think I was being rude
by using this particular terminology instead of saying,"It was my fault".