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Have you heard the expression 'my bad' and do you use it?

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I have from time to time used it, but only in certain circumstances..

Manute Bol was the young man who at a stunning 7 foot 7 inches was the one to first bring it into saying.

He died in 2010 sadly t age 47.
Yes, I've heard it, and yes, sometimes I use it. I think it's hilarious - 'my bad'. Who coined this phrase anyway?
by Vee
When I first heard 'my bad' I actually thought the person was saying, 'Am I bad?' Then I checked with my son who told me the words are 'my bad'. I thought it was a new expression but a Google search provided some interesting information. It is a correct English expression commonly used in American speech. It is suggested it 'originated' in the mid 1970s among basketball players and was used as an apology for making a mistake during a game. Other information says Shakespeare used the expression in a sonnet so perhaps it's not such a new expression.
Apparently this phrase came from an American basketball player in the 1980s. He used it for a bad pass or similar, instead of saying sorry.

No, I’m afraid I've never heard of the expression.
I have, firstly from a music teacher in a high school around 2-3 years ago. I thought it was a recently invented youth expression and didn't really know the proper meaning.
Have never heard this expression, until now
Yep. Use it online only.
Replaces 'I've made a mistake'!
Have heard it and to me it lacks proper explanation of a situation... what is wrong with simply saying sorry? That is more direct and defuses a mistake...
Yes I have and have to admit I occasionally use the expression. It is such bad grammar but the phrase sometimes fits the situation.
have never heard of it, don not know that I would want to use it
Yes. One of my pet remarks when I have made a mistake. Then the apology, then question/s on how I can fix it.
It annoys my adult kids too, so even more reason to say it.
Have this phrase several times. Just a way of saying I was wrong.
by Gia
Yes - I believe it is a saying that comes from the USA, meaning "my mistake".
I hope I am correct with this, it is a great saying.

Yes, I tend to think this is an Amercanised saying -, not sure if it is offered as an apology or just admitting to a mistake (BAD).
My friend's daughter uses it constantly and it is in nearly every American sit com.
by Rice
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