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To be ridiculously annoyed by articulate adults saying ‘my bad’

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TheHorseOnSeventhAvenue Wed 27-Mar-19 20:08:47

Why is this suddenly everywhere. You are an articulate adult with full command of the English language - you can either say my mistake or sorry I was wrong.

Especially annoying in professional people in a work environment. Grow up!

fitzbilly Wed 27-Mar-19 20:09:39

I agree. People should speak properly.

piefacedClique Wed 27-Mar-19 20:09:52

Yes! 🙌🏻! This really pisses me off!

Waveysnail Wed 27-Mar-19 20:11:23

Do we have the same boss grin

mimibunz Wed 27-Mar-19 20:15:20

Even worse, it’s old slang from about 3 years ago.

marvellousnightforamooncup Wed 27-Mar-19 20:16:28

It's just a phrase.

cstaff Wed 27-Mar-19 20:16:41

I can just about tolerate kids using that phrase but when I hear adults saying it, it really riles me. A man in work, a bloody solicitor said it to me the other day. I gave him one of my looks and asked him was he reversing in age and he took it back quick enough. I don't think I'll be hearing that phrase from him again grin

DrDreReturns Wed 27-Mar-19 20:17:36

Doesn't bother me. Languages change over time.

starzig Wed 27-Mar-19 20:18:40

More people speak casually at work these days. I see no problem with it. Would hate to work somewhere uptight about things like that.

DixieLandReject Wed 27-Mar-19 20:19:53

Cannot stand it. Where did it come from? Is it an American saying?

cluecu Wed 27-Mar-19 20:22:41

Don't understand why it's so annoying confused surely the intention behind the (non-offensive) phrase is what's more important anyway?

Justmuddlingalong Wed 27-Mar-19 20:23:00

I agree. Can I also add the word 'ickle' to word's that boil my piss.

Ohyesiam Wed 27-Mar-19 20:23:09

I like language evolving, and I like succinct speech( can’t stand lugubrious boring waffle), so it’s ok by me. Been around a while now though.

SkinnyPete Wed 27-Mar-19 20:23:27

I'm pretty sure my bad originates from at least the 80s/90s on basketball courts in the US. Probably popularised in films shortly after...although I can't think of any off hand.

If used in a playful/informal nature, I don't see the harm or issue.

Justmuddlingalong Wed 27-Mar-19 20:23:43

Words obviously. 🤭

Ohyesiam Wed 27-Mar-19 20:24:38

Mind you I’m not so laid back with mangled words like( cringe) hubby.

Singlenotsingle Wed 27-Mar-19 20:24:52

Never heard that one. My bad? What madness is this?

thetwinkletoescollective Wed 27-Mar-19 20:28:09

I actually hate it because what it is saying is 'I am not actually taking any responsibility for what I have just done/said despite you saying that was incorrect/hurtful/wrong'.. In fact its also saying 'I am not taking you seriously at all'. And that is why I hate it so much.

DixieLandReject Wed 27-Mar-19 20:28:36

The phrase ‘living my best life’ annoys me more than it should. As though we wouldn’t be doing anyway.

Messyisthenewtidy Wed 27-Mar-19 20:28:48

I just googled it and apparently Shakespeare said it in a sonnet or something. Then Alicia Silverstone in Clueless grin and it's been around ever since.

I'm sure Phoebe in Friends said it a few times too. Obviously that gives it an authenticity which makes it officially part of the English language . So, you know, your

lexiconmistress Wed 27-Mar-19 20:29:51

Shit. I say 'my bad'. My bad.

hazell42 Wed 27-Mar-19 20:42:59

Usually said when people dont really think they need to apologise, in my experience. It sounds a bit like an apology, but its really not.

Mokepon Wed 27-Mar-19 20:46:30

I love language and the evolution of slang but I simply don't understand this one.
It doesn't even make any sense.
I'm bad? My mistake?
Me no likey. 🤣🤣🤣

lasttimeround Wed 27-Mar-19 20:51:37

I love my bad.

TheDarkPassenger Wed 27-Mar-19 20:52:25

Ooooops I just literally said this on another thread about two minutes ago...

I don’t wanna grow up though, I’m 30 I would like to start growing back down now please smile

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