Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 11:05:24 -0800

From: Grant Smith gsmith[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]EWU.EDU

Subject: Re: "my bad"

Last night one of my best students, a moderately conservative, nordic

looking young man in a class of 30, asked me to explain an error he had

made in a quiz. As I was doing so, he nodded, saying, "my bad." It was

the second time I heard it as a casual expression in this region (Spokane).

Grant Smith

Eastern Washington University