Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 21:42:11 -0700

From: Dick Heaberlin dh12[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SWT.EDU

Subject: Re: "my bad"

I have been playing pickup basketball since 1945, and I had never heard

the expression "my bad" until the early eighties. When I first heard it,

I thought it really seemed like a strange expression, but I discovered

that I soon was using the expression myself on the basketball court--

routinely. "My mistake" and "my fault" seem too formal now. Like

Melissa, I don't use it in other places. Oh, by the way, I have never

heard it used after a foul, only after some other kind of mistake.

Dick Heaberlin