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View Poll Results: Does the expression "my bad" irritate you?
Yes 38 61.29%
No 24 38.71%
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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I must be out of touch with reality....I've never heard it said!!!It does sound like something a remorseful ,sad faced, droopy headed, naughty child would say though.
You captured exactly the picture I get in my mind when someone says this!
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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It's all good.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:52 PM
 
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Why the hate towards 'my bad'? When I was growing up in New Orleans and playing ball with all the brothers a dude would say 'mah baaah brah' if he something went wrong with our team and he felt like it was his fault. There was nothing insincere about it. I still say it out of habit.
Bad is an adjective, and it's used incorrectly. There's a perfectly good word called "fault" that should be used in that situation. Or "mistake".
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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YES!

Especially when used in conjunction with "...lemmie axe you a question", "gonna getz mines", or "all up in my xxxx (grill, koolaid, biznuss, etc...)"

Pretty much all "ghetto speak", is annoying.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:16 PM
 
Location: somewhere between Lk. Michigan & Lk. Huron
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Glad to know I'm not the only one that thinks this phrase "my bad" sounds stupid & irritating, & it comes across sounding unintelligible.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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"my bad' and "whatever" are equally annoying and for me indicators of a marked inability to express oneself or to process thoughts....they are an alternative to actual thought processing.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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It's overused and childlike. I understand teenagers and slang like this. Buy why do grown adults have to copy whatever they hear other people say?

Also, saying/writing "I dunno.." is getting really overused and stupid. It needs to die along with "Sooooooo". Thanks, just needed to vent that!
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:02 PM
 
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That's the number one irritating expression in my book. Copying celebrities is what this country does best. It makes me sick too.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:15 PM
 
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It certainly irritates me too! So much so that I have become something of a "grass roots guerilla" in the war on the incorrect use of the language of my ancestors.

In response to "my bad" I immediately ask "bad what; bad mistake, bad attitude, bad day, bad haircut, your bad what?".

I have another whole barrage of questions when someone utters my favorite piece of nonsense noise, "to die for" because that one really bothers me with it's extreme inanity.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:31 PM
 
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I must be out of touch with reality....I've never heard it said!!!It does sound like something a remorseful ,sad faced, droopy headed, naughty child would say though.
Or a way-cool teenager working the cash register at Fed Ex/Kinkos. That's the first place I might have heard it.
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