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Posted by ESC on June 02, 2001

In Reply to: New list started - earlier postings archived posted by Gary Martin on June 02, 2001

: New list seem to take a day or two to attract postings so here's one to get it started. I've noticed 'my bad' on this forum + some recent US TV shows. I imagine it means much the same as 'my mistake'. The former isn't in use in the UK. How long has it been common in the US?

: Gary

My daughter says she first heard it seven years ago in fifth grade here in the U.S. It's an "acknowledgement of fault," she says, and was usually used in the context of some sport. I started hearing it on TV and seeing it print maybe two years ago. It takes a while to filter down to oldsters.

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