U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Writing
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Does the expression "my bad" irritate you?
Yes 38 61.29%
No 24 38.71%
Voters: 62. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-17-2012, 12:59 PM
 
14,752 posts, read 28,604,934 times
Reputation: 8780

Advertisements

This sounds SO stupid. Especially when someone over 35 says it. Agreed?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-17-2012, 03:58 PM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
12,172 posts, read 15,450,274 times
Reputation: 64033
Quote:
Originally Posted by robertpolyglot View Post
This sounds SO stupid. Especially when someone over 35 says it. Agreed?
That phase should only come from a toddler learning to speak.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2012, 06:23 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
28,490 posts, read 62,120,010 times
Reputation: 32158
What I find annoying is that it is a cop out.

While the speaker acknowledges that they have done something wrong...
they aren't actually apologizing for having done it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2012, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Keystone State
1,765 posts, read 1,884,833 times
Reputation: 2118
Quote:
Originally Posted by robertpolyglot View Post
This sounds SO stupid. Especially when someone over 35 says it. Agreed?
Agreed

It irritates me because it's 1) an outdated overused expression 2) a cop-out and is often used in a condescending tone...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2012, 07:47 PM
 
358 posts, read 591,224 times
Reputation: 539
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2012, 07:48 PM
 
Location: southern california
55,659 posts, read 74,595,623 times
Reputation: 48158
its a cute way of apologizing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2012, 09:18 PM
 
Location: The Jar
20,068 posts, read 14,429,324 times
Reputation: 36811
Quote:
Originally Posted by robertpolyglot View Post
This sounds SO stupid. Especially when someone over 35 says it. Agreed?
Agree!


And yes, more than anyone could possibly know!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2012, 09:28 PM
 
8,778 posts, read 16,756,156 times
Reputation: 5243
Yes. Not so much when it comes from a female, but from a male, very grating.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-19-2012, 12:56 PM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
3,564 posts, read 2,389,993 times
Reputation: 13840
Absolutely! I find it a ridiculous and worn out phrase that I'm amazed anyone used in the first place. What is wrong with forming an intelligible sentence. "It was my mistake." or even, "Oops, sorry about that." There is something off-putting about a grown man (or woman) saying something as stupid as "My bad."
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-19-2012, 12:57 PM
 
12,887 posts, read 15,424,246 times
Reputation: 14853
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Writing
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top