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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Maynard Fried-San Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 6:08pm
"My bad". Honestly, this is complete scrotums. I won't let this lie!
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Poor Lisa.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Ishmael Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 6:15pm
I hear ya, but "my bad" isn't really a "linguistic absurdity". There's nothing absurdly (i.e. objectively) wrong with it, nor is it an absurd exaggeration. It's simply shorthand slang. You (and I) just don't like it, subjectively. Many uses of "literally", on the other hand, are literally and objectively wrong. "Reaching out" isn't necessarily wrong, but it is an absurd exaggeration that is annoyingly uncalled for.


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It's totally fucking wrong. It just needs something to complete it, such as a noun. Or a compete sentence.
My bad breath.
My bad luck.
My bad dog.
My bad spelling.
My bad use of a ridiculous phrase.
My bad directions have unfortunately resulted in you taking a wrong turn and ending up
In Luxembourg. I'm dreadfully sorry.

"My bad" is "literally" wrong.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ishmael Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 6:36pm
Which would imply that verbal communication requires full sentences. Now that is truly absurd.
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it's a slang term. I dont think people who say "my bad" think it's proper English. Australians say tons of shit I don't understand. Get on ya? Nobody is complaining about that. Shit I still don't know what that means. 
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Verbal? There is no verb!
My - possessive
Bad - adjective
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Originally posted by spork141 spork141 wrote:

it's a slang term. I dont think people who say "my bad" think it's proper English. Australians say tons of shit I don't understand. Get on ya? Nobody is complaining about that. Shit I still don't know what that means. 

I think most of them do think it's proper English.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Ishmael Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 6:52pm
And there needn't be.

How about "my fault". Is that an absurdity?

It's obvious that "my bad" simply substitutes "bad" for "fault". It is a playful substitution, not a pompous exaggeration.
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