Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 19:39:18 EST From: Monkmag Subject: Re: "my bad" In a message dated 10/28/97 8:55:29 AM, you wrote: <> In the hoops section of my recent book, How to Talk American, I talk about its use in street basketball. I'll bet you that white guy in the Atlanta Airport was a basketball player or coached basketball or had a son who played regular basketball. It's definitely heard quite frequently on the courts. For example, you drive down the court on a three and one. Rather than pass to one of your wide open teammates under the basket, you instead choose to shoot a three- pointer, which you miss. Everyone knows you made a bonehead play, but will cut you some slack, if in running back down court you say, "I'm sorry guys, my bad." You can pass that on to Mr. Greene. Jim Crotty Author, How To Talk American monkmag[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]