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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 02:38 PM
I started this on a Stones forum and after two days a guy looked it up in a ebonics dictionary and admitted I was right. It was originally My Bag as street lingo for "my mistake". White Hollywood types misunderstood it and used My Bad. One exception was "Doug" in King Of Queens who'd say My Bag. Now everyone says My Bad to sound hip. Let's get it right here on the ABB sight.
 
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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 03:00 PM
"My Bag".....wonder if it's really mistake or something else?

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 03:33 PM
According to the ebonics dictionary My Bag comes from a card game. When I'd play pick up basketball in the 80s a player would say My Bag to admit his fault. I took it as "my thing".
 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 04:31 PM


My bag, usually ham on rye, chips and a cookie

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 04:48 PM
Who cares.

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 04:51 PM
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag......James Brown

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 04:55 PM


"Hello, I'm the Unknown Comic....and Comedy...is... my BAG"

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 04:57 PM
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=my+bad ???


http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=my%20bag ???


 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 05:02 PM
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I do. It's annoying to hear honkys try'n to be hip and get the words wrong.

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 07:39 PM
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My bag, usually ham on rye, chips and a cookie


That bag looks like the one we use to light on fire and leave on peoples front porch on Halloween!!!

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 09:36 PM
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I do. It's annoying to hear honkys try'n to be hip and get the words wrong.


It doesn't matter. If one person says "my bag," or "my bad," and the person he or she is saying it to understands what he or she means, then that would be an example of correct usage - not necessarily in terms of standard English, but in terms of street colloquialism, it's enough.

Urban slang changes so fast that any attempt to codify it is pretty much pointless, IMO.

Look at the term "grill." What does that mean?

Get out of my grill - get out of my face

He was all up in my grill - he was minding my business.

Ha, her grill is jacked up - she has crooked teeth.

I'm gonna get me a new grill - I'm going to get a device to wear over my teeth to give the illusion that they're gold, platinum, diamond-studded, etc.

What something means now isn't necessarily what it will mean in 6 months, and most certainly won't be what it means in five years.

Just one man's opinions.

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*See, there's an example. If you had said that 10 years ago, nobody would even blink . . . you're "outta" here, understood. Now, you say that, people will look at you like you're nuts or laugh at your a$$ for using such a played-out expression.

Peace.

 

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  posted on 7/25/2008 at 05:59 AM
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I'm with you!

 

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  posted on 7/25/2008 at 08:36 AM
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I'm with you!


I carre! Opps. My Bad!

 

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  posted on 7/25/2008 at 08:58 AM

 

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