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February 3rd, 2011

the American language @ 11:18 pm

"my bad"
"it's all good"
these are part of the American Language
a strange super-simplification of meaning and thought with pure expression

it grates on me

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Date:February 4th, 2011 08:00 am (UTC)
It's possible that "my bad" comes from ASL (American Sign Language). It's a literal translation of two signs that, if more correctly translated mean, "my fault" or "it's my fault." Actually, "it's all good" could also come from ASL but I would guess it has other roots, as it almost sounds like just lazy English, whereas "my bad" is more directly an idiom of sign.
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Date:February 23rd, 2011 07:41 am (UTC)
that's very sweet of you, DL
i meant to post this when i found it past a link through a friend's wall
but look at this:
it's basically what i was talking about
but more
and better
coz it's funny and makes us laugh
which i often forget to do
my bad...

but dude
most stoned lazy fuckin' americans know nothing of ASL and doubt it got into the vernacular through that
but i think it's just people wishing they never had to leave kindergarten...
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Date:March 4th, 2011 07:27 am (UTC)
he's funny. hope laughing comes to you in wonderful bursts and often, dominic.

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