Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 20:28:35 -0600 From: Ditra Henry Subject: Re: "my bad" Larry, I worked in a Chicago, public inner city high school for 10+ years, and the AAVE speakers started to use my bad around the mid 80's. My bad meaning my fault and not on the basketball court, but in the classroom. I also remember the students then starting to say My bus(t) meaning my fault or my embarrassment maybe even coming from "to bus someone out" to show them up. Ditra D-Henry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]